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Monday 17 October 1966

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mark Gatiss and Danny Ferry. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Reach Out I'll Be There by Four Tops. In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits. 10:30 P.M. Summer, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while The Detective by Roderick Thorp was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Breaking Point. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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Movies

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10:30 P.M. Summer

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Starring: Melina Mercouri, Romy Schneider, Peter Finch, Julián Mateos

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Ride in the Whirlwind

Directed by: Monte Hellman

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Cameron Mitchell, Millie Perkins, Katherine Squire

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Incubus

Directed by: Leslie Stevens

Starring: William Shatner, Allyson Ames, Eloise Hardt, Robert Fortier

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford

Country: United States

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Spinout

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain, Dodie Marshall

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Breaking Point

Directed by: Bill Wisneski

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Luz verde

Directed by: Not specifed

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The Green Hornet

Directed by: Michel Gondry

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Hector's House

Starring: Paul Bacon, Denise Bryer, Lucie Dolène, Jacques Morel

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Facts:
  • A fire at a building in New York, New York kills 12 firefighters, the New York City Fire Department's deadliest day until the September 11, 2001 attacks.
  • Botswana and Lesotho join the United Nations.
  • The Aberfan disaster occurs in South Wales, United Kingdom.
  • The AFL-NFL merger is approved by the U.S. Congress.
  • British spy George Blake escapes from Wormwood Scrubs prison he is next seen in Moscow.

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Books

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The Detective

By: Roderick Thorp

Joe Leland, a private eye, investigates a young widow's husband's suicide. He finds himself caught up in a bizarre situation where unpleasant elements from his own past, including a case that

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Valley of the Dolls

By: Jacqueline Susann

The All-Time Pop Culture Classic!Dolls: red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight—for Anne, Neely, and Jennifer, it doesn’t matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach.

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Human Sexual Response

By: William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson

This is the Bible of the Sex Revolution of the 1960s, to such an extent that one cannot say whether this book caused the Sex Revolution or the Sex Revolution led

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Everything But Money

By: Sam Levenson

Autobiography, New York City Studies, Sociology

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Videogames

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Cyborg 009

Platform: Mega CD

Genre: Science fiction, Action, Adventure

Publisher: Telenet Japan

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