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Friday 29 April 1966

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John VanderWal in Grand Rapids and Marie Plourde. 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 Games People Play by Eric Berne was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Court Martial. 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 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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Movies

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

Arabesque

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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Harper

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 April 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
  • Saint Hugh of Cluny
  • International Dance Day.
  • Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
  • Greenery Day (1989-2006).
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Facts:
  • U.S. troops in Vietnam total 250,000.
  • Regular hovercraft service begins over the English Channel (discontinued in 2000 due to the Channel Tunnel).
  • The Church of Satan is formed by Anton Szandor LaVey in San Francisco

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Julie Christie
  • Time: A Chicago laborer serving 20 years for first-degree murder
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7970

Books

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

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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Up The Down Staircase

By: Bel Kaufman

Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best-loved novels of our time. It has been translated into sixteen languages, made into a prize-winning motion picture, and staged as a play at high schools all over the United ...

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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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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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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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