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Monday 26 December 1966

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Tim Legler and Jay Farrar. In that special week of December people in US were listening to I'm A Believer by The Monkees. 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 The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Apropos Film. 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 this week ?

Apropos Film

Starring: Helmut Dimko, Peter Hajek, Klaus Kinski

Country: Austria

Super Chicken

Country: United States

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Písen pro Rudolfa III.

Starring: Darek Vostrel, Iva Janzurová, Ludmila Vostrcilová, Jirí Hrzán

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The Woody Woodbury Show

Starring: Robert Ridgely

Country: United States

Dreizehn Briefe

Starring: Hans-Walter Clasen, Camilla Horn

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 26 December 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tim Legler: American basketball player: guard, Wizards.
  • Jay Farrar: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Uncle Tupelo Son Volt and Gob Iron).
  • Sandra Taylor: American model and actress.
  • Jay Yuenger: American guitarist and producer (White Zombie).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
  • East German Premier Walter Ulbricht discusses negotiations about German reunification.
  • Thieves steal millions' worth of paintings from the Dulwich Art Gallery in London.
  • The Congolese government takes over the Union Minière du Haut Katanga.
  • Konstantin Chernenko, later leader of the Soviet Union, becomes a candidate member of the Central Committee.

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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 ?

The Secret Of Santa Vittoria

By: Robert Crichton

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 ...

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The Adventurers

By: Harold Robbins

Harold Robbins, a novelist known for steamy passion in his works, stirs up passion of a different kind in The Adventurers, a story of revolution and danger in the sultry jungles of South America.As

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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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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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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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