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Saturday 17 December 1966

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 17, 1966). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Juliet Aubrey and Hans Visser Dutch soccer player (MVV. 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. King of Hearts, directed by Philippe de Broca, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching George and the Dragon.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

King of Hearts

Directed by: Philippe de Broca

Starring: Alan Bates, Geneviève Bujold, Pierre Brasseur, Jean-Claude Brialy

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Funeral in Berlin

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Michael Caine, Oskar Homolka, Paul Hubschmid, Eva Renzi

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The Bubble

Directed by: Arch Oboler

Starring: Michael Cole, Deborah Walley, Johnny Desmond, Kassie McMahon

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The Deadly Bees

Directed by: Freddie Francis

Starring: Suzanna Leigh, Frank Finlay, Guy Doleman, Catherine Finn

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Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Herbert Lom, Roger C. Carmel

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

George and the Dragon

Directed by: Tom Reeve

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Luz verde

Directed by: Not specifed

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Quiz Ball

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Historical Events

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  • South Africa does not join the trade embargo against Rhodesia.

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Planetary positions on December 17, 1966 - Geocentric view

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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1966 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band
  2. Donovan - Mellow Yellow
  3. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
  4. Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly - Mitch Ryder
  5. The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On
  6. Frank Sinatra - That's Life
  7. Roger Williams - Born Free
  8. The Monkees - I'm A Believer
  9. Nancy Sinatra - Sugar Town
  10. Stevie Wonder - A Place In The Sun
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Tom Jones - Green Green Grass Of Home
  2. Val Doonican - What Would I Be
  3. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
  4. The Seekers - Morningtown Ride
  5. My Mind's Eye - The Small Faces


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

All In The Family

By: Edwin O'Connor

Hardcover: 434 pages Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.; Book Club (BCE/BOMC) edition (1966) Language: English ASIN: B003026EMS Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches Shipping Weight: 1.6

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The Birds Fall Down

By: Rebecca West

No dust jacket. Binding torn and loose. Library sticker on front cover.Hardback, ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in fair all round condition.

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Games People Play

By: Eric Berne

We think we’re relating to other people–but actually we’re all playing games.Forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions.

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The Secret Of Santa Vittoria

By: Robert Crichton

Remote from the rest of war-torn Italy, the little town of Santa Vittoria has but one thing to boast of: its fabulous wine cellars. For this cause, the citizens, led by their wine-loving mayor Bombolini, scheme and plot to prevent ...

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