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Thursday 29 December 1966

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jason Gould and Laurent Boudouani. In that special week of December people in US were listening to I'm A Believer by The Monkees. In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while Everything But Money by Sam Levenson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Woody Woodbury Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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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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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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Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Starring: Franco Nero, Jos Bdalo, Loredana Nusciak

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Woody Woodbury Show

Starring: Robert Ridgely

Country: United States

Professor Balthazar

Starring: Erik Schumann, Zlatko Crnkovic

Dreizehn Briefe

Starring: Hans-Walter Clasen, Camilla Horn

Písen pro Rudolfa III.

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

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Apropos Film

Starring: Helmut Dimko, Peter Hajek, Klaus Kinski

Country: Austria

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 December 1966 ?

  • The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
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  • Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Massachusetts)
  • The Beatles start the recording session that would become the hit single Penny Lane at Abbey Road Studio.

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

Life magazine


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

Everything But Money

By: Sam Levenson

Autobiography, New York City Studies, Sociology

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With Kennedy

By: Pierre Salinger

Pierre Salinger offers an expert and warmly human perspective on the founding and forging of the New Frontier and the fantastic complexities and pressures that go with being press secretary to

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The Jury Returns

By: Louis Nizer

Name on front fly.

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The Captain

By: Jan de Hartog

The Captain

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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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