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Monday 28 February 1966

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Erik van and Vincent Askew NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics. In that special week of February people in US were listening to The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Barry Sadler. In UK These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Nancy Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. Harper, directed by Jack Smight, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Historias para no dormir. 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 ?

Firing Line

Starring: William F. Buckley

Country: United States

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Get Smart

Written by: Mel Brooks, Buck Henry

Starring: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Robert Karvelas

Country: United States

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Tammy

Starring: Debbie Watson, Denver Pyle, Donald Woods, Dorothy Green

Country: United States

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The Wild Wild West

Written by: Michael Garrison

Starring: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Whitey Hughes, Dick Cangey

Country: United States

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The Dean Martin Show

Starring: Dean Martin

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Harper

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris

Country: United States

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The Chase

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford

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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Agatha Christie's 'Ten Little Indians'

Directed by: George Pollock

Starring: Hugh O'Brian, Shirley Eaton, Fabian

Country: United States

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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

Directed by: Alan Rafkin

Starring: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 February 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Antonia of Florence (d. 1472)
  • Saint Silvana
  • Saint Rufinus
  • Saint Oswald (d. 992)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Day 3 of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Erik van: Kessel; Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht).
  • Vincent Askew NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics: Portland Trail Blazers).
  • Vincent Askew: American basketball player, a one-time guard/forward.
  • Éric Dubus: French middle distance runner, who became European Indoor Champion over 3.000m in 1990, and was the silver medalist over 3.000m at the 1993 IAAF World Indoor Championships.
  • Tim Goad: American athlete, pro footballer and defensive tackle from 1988 to 1996, with the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, and Baltimore Ravens.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes
  • Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • U.S. astronauts Charles Bassett and Elliott See are killed in an aircraft accident in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Soviet space probe ''Venera 3'' crashes on Venus, becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet's surface.
  • The Ba'ath Party takes power in Syria.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7962
  • Life: Dawn mission over South Vietnam
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Artur Rubinstein -- Feb. 25, 1966

Books

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

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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The Honey Badger

By: Robert Ruark

Robert Chester Ruark was one of the mid-20th centuries "larger-than-life" characters: journalist, author, world traveller and big game hunter and in this, his last work, it is impossible to fathom where

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A Thousand Days

By: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr

As special assistant to the president, Arthur Schlesinger witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced the now legendary Kennedy administration.

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The Last Hundred Days

By: John Toland

From review - The last 100 days of the Nazi regime have long remained clouded by the fact that it was the Soviet armies that reached Berlin first and afterwards controlled

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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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