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Thursday 15 December 1966

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carl Hooper and Manos Papayiannis. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band. In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Polizeifunk ruft. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Starring: David Phillips, Eric R. Laithwaite, Heinz Wolff, George Porter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Vendetta

Written by: Tudor Gates, Brian Degas

Starring: Neil McCallum, Stelio Candelli

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Jackie Gleason Show

Starring: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Country: United States

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T.H.E. Cat

Written by: Harry Julian Fink

Starring: Robert Loggia, Robert Carricart, R.G. Armstrong

Country: United States

The Jean Arthur Show

Starring: Jean Arthur, Ron Harper

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Grand Prix

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand

Country: United States

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The Sand Pebbles

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen

Country: United States

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Blow-Up

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles

Country: United States

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A Man for All Seasons

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw

Country: United States

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Django

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Starring: Franco Nero, Jos Bdalo, Loredana Nusciak

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 December 1966 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Walt Disney: American cartoonist who created Mickey Mouse in 1928 and later made the first feature-length cartoon ever filmed, "Fantasia," 1940, a visual interpretation of orchestral music.
Facts:
  • Joyful Noise opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • At 9:30 AM in St. Joseph's Hospital, Walt Disney dies of acute circulatory collapse, caused by lung cancer, at age 65. He had won more than 950 honors and citations worldwide, including 31 Oscars and seven Emmys.
  • John W Mecom Jr becomes first owner of the New Orlean Saints.
  • Audouin Dollfus discovers 10th satellite of Saturn, Janus.
  • Walt Disney dies while producing ''The Jungle Book'', the last animated feature under his personal supervision.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1966?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8003
  • Life: Draftees
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Kurt Georg Kiesinger -- Dec. 9, 1966

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Lockwood Concern

By: John O'Hara

THE LOCKWOOD CONCERN by O'hara, John

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Those Who Love

By: Irving Stone

hardcover and dust jacket, Those Who Love, by Irving Stone

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Up The Down Staircase

By: Bel Kaufman

Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best-loved novels of our time. It has been translated into sixteen languages, made into a prize-winning motion picture, and staged as a play at high schools all over the United ...

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Airs Above The Ground

By: Mary Stewart

Vanessa March never thought to look for her missing husband in Vienna -- until she saw him in a newsreelshot there at the scene of a deadly fire.

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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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