Monday October 24, 1966

US date format: 10/24/1966, UK date format: 24/10/1966

It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 24, 1966). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Roman Abramovich and Zahn McClarnon. In that special week of October people in US were listening to 96 Tears by ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians. In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits. The Professionals, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Star Trek.
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Holidays

  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
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Events

  • Negotiations about the Vietnam War begin in Manila, Philippines.
  • A military court in Jakarta sentences ex-foreign minister Subandrio to death.
  • Spain closes its Gibraltar border to non-pedestrian traffic.
  • NATO moves its HQ from Paris to Brussels.
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The Professionals

The Professionals

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode

Country: United States of America

The Frozen Dead

The Frozen Dead

Directed by: Herbert J. Leder

Starring: Dana Andrews, Anna Palk, Philip Gilbert, Kathleen Breck

10:30 P.M. Summer

10:30 P.M. Summer

Directed by: Jules Dassin

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

Ride in the Whirlwind

Ride in the Whirlwind

Directed by: Monte Hellman

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

Incubus

Incubus

Directed by: Leslie Stevens

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

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Star Trek

Star Trek

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Starring: Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Country: United States of America

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Vendetta

Vendetta

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Starring: Neil McCallum, Stelio Candelli

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Kiri le clown

Kiri le clown

¿Cuál es tu final?

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Days to next October 24

If October 24, 1966 is your birthday you're 53 years, 10 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 3 days.
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Books

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A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis

A Dream Of Kings

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At the heart of A Dream of Kings is Leonidas Matsoukas, operator of the Pindar Counseling Service ("Solutions provided for all problems of life and love"), proponent of wildly creative get-rich-quick

The Territorial Imperative by Robert Ardrey

The Territorial Imperative

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Book of the Month Club edition; Jacket design by Joseph Low. Drawings by Berdine aurdrey Published New York: Atheneum 1966

The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton

The Secret Of Santa Vittoria

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Remote from the rest of war-torn Italy, the little town of Santa Vittoria has but one thing to boast of: its fabulous wine cellars. For this cause, the citizens, led by their wine-loving mayor Bombolini, scheme and plot to prevent …

Giles Goat Boy by John Barth

Giles Goat Boy

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Classic experimental / post-modern literature by John Barth.

Rush To Judgment by Mark Lane

Rush To Judgment

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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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