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Friday 24 June 1966

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hope Sandoval and Florence Thomassin. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Paperback Writer by The Beatles. In UK Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. The Sword of Doom, directed by Kihachi Okamoto, 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 Dark Shadows. 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 this week ?

Dr. Who and the Daleks

Directed by: Gordon Flemyng

Starring: Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden

Country: United States

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The Sword of Doom

Directed by: Kihachi Okamoto

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yz Kayama

Country: United States

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Born Free

Directed by: James Hill

Starring: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Geoffrey Keen

Country: United States

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal

Country: United States

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The Blue Max

Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Dark Shadows

Written by: Dan Curtis

Starring: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles, Nancy Barrett

Country: United States

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Starring: Magnus Magnusson, David Drew

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet

Starring: Ilja Richter, Lotti Ohnesorge, Suzanne Doucet

Förster Horn

Starring: Heinz Engelmann, Alice Treff, Alice Lach, Horst Keitel

Court Martial

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Peter Graves, Kenneth J. Warren

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 June 1966 ?

  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
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  • Bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switzerland), 117 die
  • Period of relative peace following WWII exceeds that following WWI

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

Life magazine


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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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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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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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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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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