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Tuesday 29 November 1966

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Layfield and Enrico Ghedi. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band. In UK Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys was in the top 5 hits. Django, directed by Sergio Corbucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while The Passover Plot by Hugh J. Schonfield was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Polizeifunk ruft. 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 ?


Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Starring: Franco Nero, Jos Bdalo, Loredana Nusciak

Country: United States

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Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Franoise Dorlac, Lionel Stander

Country: United States

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Manos: The Hands of Fate

Directed by: Harold P. Warren

Starring: Tom Neyman, John Reynolds, Diane Mahree

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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Fahrenheit 451

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack

Country: United States

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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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Starring: Magnus Magnusson, David Drew

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 November 1966 ?

  • Radbod
  • former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Republic Day
  • International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
  • Israel - Kaftet be-November (commemoration of the U.N. decision in 1947 to partition Palestine)
  • Albania - Liberation Day (Dita e �lirimit)
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Layfield: American professional wrestler.
  • Enrico Ghedi: Italian keyboardist, singer, arranger and playwright.
  • Tracy Johnson: American athlete, full back.
  • Tina Kellegher: Irish actress, best known for her role as Niamh Quigley in the BBC television series "Ballykissangel.
  • Melinda McMahon: Australian heiress, the daughter and first child of Australian Prime Minister, William McMahon (1908-1988), and his wife Sonia McMahon (1932-2010).
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  • 1st NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101
  • The SS Daniel J. Morrell sinks in a storm on Lake Huron, killing 28 of its 29 crewmen.

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

The Passover Plot

By: Hugh J. Schonfield

Forty years ago, while living in the city of Linköping, I came across an unusual book. It was written by the distinguished biblical scholar Hugh Schonfield but it read like a

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The Boston Strangler

By: Gerald Frank

New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the Edgar Award: The definitive account of the notorious serial killer—and the manhunt that followed his rampage. On June 14, 1962, twenty-five-year-old Juris Slesers arrived at his mother’s apartment to drive her to ...

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Rush To Judgment

By: Mark Lane

Rush to Judgment is Mark Lane’s seminal work on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This groundbreaking number one bestseller opened the eyes of the people of the United

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A Dream Of Kings

By: Harry Mark Petrakis

At the heart of A Dream of Kings is Leonidas Matsoukas, operator of the Pindar Counseling Service ("Solutions provided for all problems of life and love"), proponent of wildly creative get-rich-quick

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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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