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Wednesday 26 October 1966

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alex Pastoor and David Miley. 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. What's Up, Tiger Lily?, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cliff Dexter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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TV Series

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

The Jackie Gleason Show

Starring: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Country: United States

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Cool McCool

Written by: Al Brodax, Bob Kane

Starring: Chuck McCann, Bob McFadden, Carol Corbett

Country: United States

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Star Trek

Written by: Gene Roddenberry

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

Country: United States

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Dark Shadows

Written by: Dan Curtis

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

Country: United States

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Chronicle

Starring: Magnus Magnusson, David Drew

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Fahrenheit 451

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack

Country: United States

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What's Up, Tiger Lily?

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Tatsuya Mihashi, Akiko Wakabayashi

Country: United States

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The Professionals

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan

Country: United States

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The Fortune Cookie

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ron Rich

Country: United States

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Spinout

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 October 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • Nauru - Angam Day
  • Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
  • Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Quadragesimus
  • St. Rusticus
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 1st Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2
  • US aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die
  • First Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2.

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Books

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

All In The Family

By: Edwin O'Connor

Hardcover: 434 pages Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.; Book Club (BCE/BOMC) edition (1966) Language: English ASIN: B003026EMS Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches Shipping Weight: 1.6

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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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Flying Saucers -- Serious Business

By: Frank Edwards

Frank Edwards (August 4, 1908 - June 23, 1967) was an American writer and broadcaster, and one of the pioneers in radio.

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The Search For Amelia Earhart

By: Fred Goerner

Hardcover with dust jacket is author Fred Goerner's investigation of rumors suggesting that Amelia Earhart may have been a captive of the Japanese.

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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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