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Thursday 28 April 1966

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Luc Crétier and John Daly. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Good Lovin' by Young Rascals. In UK Somebody Help Me by The Spencer Davis Group was in the top 5 hits. Arabesque, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while The Billion Dollar Brain by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Court Martial. 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 ?


Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel

Country: United States

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Frankie and Johnny

Directed by: Frederick de Cordova

Starring: Elvis Presley, Donna Douglas, Harry Morgan

Country: United States

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The Trouble with Angels

Directed by: Ida Lupino

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, Binnie Barnes

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris

Country: United States

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The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Court Martial

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

Adrian, der Tulpendieb

Written by: István Békeffy, Dietrich Haugk, Otto Rombach (novel)

Directed by: Dietrich Haugk

Starring: Lukas Ammann, Peter Arens, Walter Buschhoff, Eva Christian

Intercontinental Express

Starring: Fritz Suppan

Vive la vie

Starring: Daniel Ceccaldi, Claire Maurier, Orlane Paquin, Christine Simon

Country: France

The Avengers

Written by: Sydney Newman

Starring: Patrick Macnee

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 April 1966 ?

  • Arbor Day - legal state holiday in Nebraska, USA.
  • National Heroes Day - public holiday in Barbados in honor of men and women who played a significant role in the island nation's history, such as Sir Garfield Sobers.
  • Peter Chanel
  • Louis Marie Grignon of Montfort
  • Luchesius
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ralph Bunker: Actor (Ghost Goes West), dies of a stroke at 77.
  • 38th Academy Awards - The Sound of Music, Julie Christie and Lee Marvin win.
  • OCAM, Common Afro-Mauritian Organization forms.
  • Cleveland Indians tie record with 10th straight win since Opening Day.
  • 20th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3.
  • In Rhodesia, security forces kill 7 ZANLA men in combat ''Chimurenga'', the ZANU rebellion, begins.

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

The Billion Dollar Brain

By: Len Deighton

The classic thriller of a lethal computer age and a maniac's private cold war…General Midwinter loves his country, and hates communism.

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Tell No Man

By: Adela Rogers St. Johns

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The Proud Tower

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

"The diplomatic origins, so-called, of the War are only the fever chart of the patient; they do not tell us what caused the fever.

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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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