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Monday 16 May 1966

US date format: 5/16/1966, UK date format: 16/5/1966

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1966). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Janet Jackson and Giovanni Soldini. 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. Nevada Smith, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while Those Who Love by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Canvas.
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Nevada Smith

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Steve McQueen, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Rock Hudson, Frank Campanella, John Randolph, Frances Reid

Country: United States

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Directed by: Henning Carlsen

Starring: Per Oscarsson, Gunnel Lindblom, Birgitte Federspiel, Knud Rex

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A Man and a Woman

Directed by: Claude Lelouch

Starring: Anouk Aimée, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pierre Barouh, Valérie Lagrange

Country: United States

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Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Ettore Manni, Keith Skinner, Umberto Orsini

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Directed by: Joseph Greco

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Beggar My Neighbour

Kee and Levin

Wir Menschen

Bekannte Namen im Examen

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Historical Events

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  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
  • Janet Jackson: American recording artist and actress.
  • Giovanni Soldini: Italian sailor who rose to international center stage starting in 1991.
  • Sean Quilty: Australian marathon runner (Olympics-1996).
  • Janet Jackson in Gary: Indiana, USA; singer, Michael Jackson's sister (Control).
  • Thurman Thomas: American athlete, running back for the NFL Buffalo Bills from 1988-1999 and NFL Player of the Year in 1991; he played with Miami in 2000.
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Famous Deaths:
  • National Welfare Rights Organization organizes
  • Stokely Carmichael named Chairman of Student Nonviolent Coordinating
  • American National Welfare Rights Organization begins.
  • The Communist Party of China issues the ''May 16 Notice'', marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.

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Planetary positions on May 16, 1966 - Geocentric view

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Those Who Love

By: Irving Stone

The love story of John and Abigail Adams from courtship to the White House

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The Last Battle

By: Cornelius Ryan


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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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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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