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Friday 26 August 1966

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Shirley Manson and Avner Ben-Gal. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful. In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits. Fantastic Voyage, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ulrich und Ulrike. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Fantastic Voyage

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien

Country: United States

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Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin

Country: United States

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This Property Is Condemned

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson

Country: United States

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Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson

Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether

Country: United States

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Torn Curtain

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Ulrich und Ulrike

Starring: Matthias Fuchs, Hannelore Borns, Heinz Engelmann, Käte Pontow

The Informer

Written by: Geoffrey Bellman, John Whitney

Starring: Ian Hendry, Neil Hallett, Jean Marsh, Heather Sears

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1966 ?

  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
  • Shirley Manson: Scottish born lead singer for Garbage, a pop band co-founded in 1995 by Butch Vig, one of the music industry's most in-demand producers at the time.
  • Avner Ben-Gal: Israeli artist and painter.
  • Jacques Brinkman: Dutch field hockey player and coach.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Art Baker: TV host (You Asked For It), dies at 67.
  • Baltimore Orioles Roznovsky and B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • KLOC (now KCSO) channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • The Namibian War of Independence starts with the battle at Omugulugwombashe.

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

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

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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The Embezzler

By: Louis Auchincloss

The Embezzler, first written in 1966, uses conflicting narrative voices and viewpoints to illuminate the fabled dimensions of American economic history as it was then understood.

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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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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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