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Thursday 13 October 1966

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Larry Collmus and John Regis. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Reach Out I'll Be There by Four Tops. In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Breaking Point. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford

Country: United States

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Spinout

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain, Dodie Marshall

Country: United States

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Hawaii

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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Hotel Paradiso

Directed by: Peter Glenville

Starring: Gina Lollobrigida, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Peggy Mount

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Alvarez Kelly

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: William Holden, Richard Widmark, Janice Rule, Patrick O'Neal

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Breaking Point

Directed by: Bill Wisneski

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Luz verde

Directed by: Not specifed

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The Green Hornet

Directed by: Michel Gondry

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Cliff Dexter

Starring: Hans von Borsody, Sabine Bethmann, Andrea Dahmen, Eva Gross

Country: Germany

Les globe-trotters

Starring: Yves Rénier, Edward Meeks, Maria Dallas, Aniko Sasou

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 October 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
  • Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
  • French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
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Facts:
  • Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes Deputy Director of CIA

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Books

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Valley of the Dolls

By: Jacqueline Susann

The All-Time Pop Culture Classic!Dolls: red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight—for Anne, Neely, and Jennifer, it doesn’t matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach.

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Everything But Money

By: Sam Levenson

Autobiography, New York City Studies, Sociology

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Tell No Man

By: Adela Rogers St. Johns

tell no man

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Human Sexual Response

By: William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson

This is the Bible of the Sex Revolution of the 1960s, to such an extent that one cannot say whether this book caused the Sex Revolution or the Sex Revolution led

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cyborg 009

Platform: Mega CD

Genre: Science fiction, Action, Adventure

Publisher: Telenet Japan

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