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Saturday 19 March 1966

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Debbie Rush and Paul Devenport. 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 Those Who Love by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Geheimagent Tegtmeier. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 19 March 1966 ?

  • Saint Adeltrudis (d.670)
  • Saint Landoald
  • Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain.
  • Roman Catholicism and Church of England - Saint Joseph's Day for Saint Joseph of Nazareth, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, stepfather of Jesus; patron saint of Belgium, a good death, carpenters hence also (alternative) Father's Day in Spain, Portugal, Belgium
  • Mojoday in Discordianism
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  • Pousse Cafe closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants begins.
  • Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final Four with an all-black starting lineup.
  • The Texas Western Miners defeat the Kentucky Wildcats with 5 African-American starters, ushering in desegregation in athletic recruiting.

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

Those Who Love

By: Irving Stone

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

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A Thousand Days

By: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr

As special assistant to the president, Arthur Schlesinger witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced the now legendary Kennedy administration.

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A Gift Of Joy

By: Helen Hayes and Lewis Funke


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Up The Down Staircase

By: Bel Kaufman

Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best-loved novels of our time. It has been translated into sixteen languages, made into a prize-winning motion picture, and staged as a play at high schools all over the United ...

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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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