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Saturday 24 December 1966, Christmas Eve

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Deidrich Bader and Diedrich Bader. 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. Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while Games People Play by Eric Berne was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Das Millionending. 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 ?

Das Millionending

Starring: Helmut Wildt, Horst Bollmann, Gerhard Hartig, Ewald Wenck

Polizeifunk ruft

Starring: Karl-Heinz Hess, Josef Dahmen, Karl-Heinz Kreienbaum, Eckart Dux

Country: Canada

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

Starring: David Phillips, Eric R. Laithwaite, Heinz Wolff, George Porter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Vendetta

Written by: Tudor Gates, Brian Degas

Starring: Neil McCallum, Stelio Candelli

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Cliff Dexter

Starring: Hans von Borsody, Sabine Bethmann, Andrea Dahmen, Eva Gross

Country: Germany

Movies

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

Grand Prix

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand

Country: United States

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The Sand Pebbles

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen

Country: United States

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Blow-Up

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles

Country: United States

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A Man for All Seasons

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw

Country: United States

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Django

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Starring: Franco Nero, Jos Bdalo, Loredana Nusciak

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Joyful Noise closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Luna 13 lands on Moon
  • USAF C144 military charter crashes near Binh Thai Vietnam kills 129
  • US Air Force CL-44 military charter crashes near Binh Thai, Vietnam killing 129.
  • A Canadair CL-44 chartered by the United States military crashes into a small village in South Vietnam, killing 129.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1966?

  • Life: LIFE is 30 double issue photography
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Julie Andrews -- Dec. 23, 1966
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8004

Books

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

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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Rush To Judgment

By: Mark Lane

Rush to Judgment is Mark Lane’s seminal work on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This groundbreaking number one bestseller opened the eyes of the people of the United

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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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Everything But Money

By: Sam Levenson

Autobiography, New York City Studies, Sociology

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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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