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Sunday 15 May 1966

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Paul Ysebaert in Sarnia and Pete Wiggs. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Monday, Monday by The Mamas & The Papas. In UK Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. Arabesque, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while In Cold Blood by Truman Capote was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Förster Horn. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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TV Series

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

Förster Horn

Starring: Heinz Engelmann, Alice Treff, Alice Lach, Horst Keitel

Court Martial

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Peter Graves, Kenneth J. Warren

Adrian, der Tulpendieb

Written by: István Békeffy, Dietrich Haugk, Otto Rombach (novel)

Directed by: Dietrich Haugk

Starring: Lukas Ammann, Peter Arens, Walter Buschhoff, Eva Christian

Intercontinental Express

Starring: Fritz Suppan

Vive la vie

Starring: Daniel Ceccaldi, Claire Maurier, Orlane Paquin, Christine Simon

Country: France

Movies

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

Arabesque

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel

Country: United States

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Frankie and Johnny

Directed by: Frederick de Cordova

Starring: Elvis Presley, Donna Douglas, Harry Morgan

Country: United States

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The Trouble with Angels

Directed by: Ida Lupino

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, Binnie Barnes

Country: United States

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Harper

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris

Country: United States

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The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 May 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
  • Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
  • Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
  • International day of climate changes.
  • International conscientious objectors' day.
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Facts:
  • Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Invitational.
  • South Vietnamese army battle Buddhists, about 80 die.
  • After a policy dispute, Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam's ruling junta launches a military attack on the forces of General Ton That Dinh, forcing him to abandon his command.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Mod male fashions
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sargent Shriver -- May 13, 1966
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7972

Books

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

In Cold Blood

By: Truman Capote

National Bestseller On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches

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The Proud Tower

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

"The diplomatic origins, so-called, of the War are only the fever chart of the patient; they do not tell us what caused the fever.

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Columbella

By: Phyllis Whitney

Fleeing her own past, Jessica Abbot finds herself at the centre of a conflict at Hampden House in the Virgin Islands, and is confronted by a tormenting, destructive woman married to

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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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