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Monday 24 January 1966

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kim Saiki and Mike Forgeron in Main-A-Dieu. In that special week of January people in US were listening to We Can Work It Out by The Beatles. In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, directed by Alan Rafkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while Yes I Can by Sammy Davis and Jane and Burt Boyar was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Die Tintenfische. 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 months ?

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

Directed by: Alan Rafkin

Starring: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond

Country: United States

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Our Man Flint

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Starring: James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Gila Golan

Country: United States

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The Slender Thread

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas

Country: United States

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Doctor Zhivago

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin

Country: United States

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Thunderball

Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 January 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
  • Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
Famous Birthdays:
  • Kim Saiki: Inglewood, California -- Golfer (1994 Standard Register PING-13th).
  • Mike Forgeron in Main-A-Dieu: Nova Scotia, Canada; rower (Olympics-1996).
  • Kim Saiki in Inglewood: California, USA; golfer (1994 Standard Register PING-13th).
  • Karin Viard: French actress, winner of two César Awards: the first for Best Actress for her role in Haut les cœurs! (1999) and the second for Best Supporting Actress for Embrassez qui vous voudrez (Summer Things, 2002).
  • Jimeoin : English-Irish comedian actor producer and screenwriter.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117.
  • Harold Holt becomes Prime Minister of Australia when Robert Menzies retires.
  • Beaumont children disappearance: Three children disappear on their way to Glenelg, South Australia, never to be seen again.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7957
  • Life: Indias Prime Minister Shastry dies
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General Franco -- Jan. 21, 1966

Books

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

Yes I Can

By: Sammy Davis and Jane and Burt Boyar

Paperback, biography, entertainment.

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The Rabbi

By: Noah Gordon

Michael Kind was a rabbi, but he was also a man. A man who couldn't help that his heart led him to Leslie, a beautiful minister's daughter.

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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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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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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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