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Saturday 16 April 1966

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Laurent Bourgnon and Lewis Tillman. In that special week of April people in US were listening to (You're My) Soul And Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers. In UK Somebody Help Me by The Spencer Davis Group was in the top 5 hits. Fantômas, directed by Andr Hunebelle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Adrian, der Tulpendieb. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris

Country: United States

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The Chase

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford

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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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

The Avengers

Written by: Sydney Newman

Starring: Patrick Macnee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Geheimagent Tegtmeier

Starring: Jürgen von Manger, Gisela Schlüter, Sofie Engelke

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 April 1966 ?

  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Bernadette
  • Blessed HervT of Tours
  • Saint Turibius
  • Saint Fructuosus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Laurent Bourgnon: French-born Swiss skipper, he started to sail with his parents aged of 4. Nine yeras later, he navigated all over the world.
  • Lewis Tillman: NFL running back (Chicago Bears).
  • Gerard Dewan: American firefighter, descended from a long line of firemen that included his grandfather and Uncle Billy.
  • Virginie Linhart: French director of political, historical and sociological film documentaries.
  • Jarle Vespestad: Norwegian drummer (Farmers Market).
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  • Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain.

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Life magazine


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

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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The Billion Dollar Brain

By: Len Deighton

The classic thriller of a lethal computer age and a maniac's private cold war…General Midwinter loves his country, and hates communism.

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The Last Battle

By: Cornelius Ryan

The classic account of the final offensive against Hitler's Third Reich.The Battle for Berlin was the culminating struggle of World War II in the European theater, the last offensive against Hitler's

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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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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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