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Wednesday 16 March 1966

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include H P Baxxter and Emmanuelle Bayamack-Tam. In that special week of March people in US were listening to The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Barry Sadler. In UK The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore by The Walker Brothers was in the top 5 hits. Harper, directed by Jack Smight, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while The Billion Dollar Brain by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Geheimagent Tegtmeier. 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 ?


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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The Chase

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford

Country: United States

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Agatha Christie's 'Ten Little Indians'

Directed by: George Pollock

Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Shirley Eaton, Fabian

Country: United States

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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

Directed by: Alan Rafkin

Starring: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Geheimagent Tegtmeier

Starring: Jürgen von Manger, Gisela Schlüter, Sofie Engelke

En famille

Starring: Patricia Calas, Marie-Paule, Michel Robert, Henri Nassiet

Country: France

Historias para no dormir

Starring: Narciso Ibáñez Menta, Estanis González, Lola Lemos

Country: Spain

Die Tintenfische

Starring: Helmut Schmid, Albert Rueprecht

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Jörg Preda berichtet

Starring: Pinkas Braun

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 March 1966 ?

  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
  • Saint Benedicta (+1260)
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  • Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong and Scott; aborted after 6.5 orbits.
  • Man From Uncle star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London
  • Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with the Agena Target Vehicle.
  • ''Gemini 8'' (David Scott, Neil Armstrong) docks with an Agena target vehicle.
  • More anti-communist demonstrations occur in Indonesia.

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

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 Lockwood Concern

By: John O'Hara


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Is Paris Burning?

By: Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

From the bestselling author of The City of Joy comes the dramatic story of the Allied liberation of Paris. Is Paris Burning?

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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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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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