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Thursday 17 February 1966

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Luc Robitaille in MontrTal and Melissa Brooke-Belland. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Lightnin' Strikes by Lou Christie. In UK These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Nancy Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. Harper, directed by Jack Smight, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Historias para no dormir. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Firing Line

Starring: William F. Buckley

Country: United States

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Get Smart

Written by: Mel Brooks, Buck Henry

Starring: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Robert Karvelas

Country: United States

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Tammy

Starring: Debbie Watson, Denver Pyle, Donald Woods, Dorothy Green

Country: United States

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The Wild Wild West

Written by: Michael Garrison

Starring: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Whitey Hughes, Dick Cangey

Country: United States

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The Dean Martin Show

Starring: Dean Martin

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Harper

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Frank Pettingell: Actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75.
  • Gail Kane: Actress (White Sister, Arizona), dies at 81.
  • Hans Hofmann: German/US painter (Search for the Real), dies at age 85.
Facts:
  • French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit

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Books

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

The Double Image

By: Helen MacInnes

While carrying out research in Paris, American historian John Craig is surprised when he runs into his old college professor.

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The Lockwood Concern

By: John O'Hara

THE LOCKWOOD CONCERN by O'hara, John

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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 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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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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