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Tuesday 30 August 1966

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Michele and John Terry. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Sunshine Superman by Donovan. In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits. Fantastic Voyage, directed by Richard Fleischer, 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 Paris aktuell. 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 ?

Fantastic Voyage

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien

Country: United States

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Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin

Country: United States

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This Property Is Condemned

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson

Country: United States

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Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson

Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether

Country: United States

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Torn Curtain

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Paris aktuell

Starring: Margret Dünser

Ulrich und Ulrike

Starring: Matthias Fuchs, Hannelore Borns, Heinz Engelmann, Käte Pontow

The Informer

Written by: Geoffrey Bellman, John Whitney

Starring: Ian Hendry, Neil Hallett, Jean Marsh, Heather Sears

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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 30 August 1966 ?

  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Michael Michele: American actress.
  • John Terry: CFL tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders).
  • Simon Wheeldon: Hockey forward (Team Austria 1998).
  • Alain Marty: French president and founder of the Wine and Business Club, author of “Ils vont tuer le vin français” and presenter of a weekly radio show called “IN VINO BFM” (the first national radio broadcast to be dedicated to wine).
  • Joann Fletcher: English historian and academic.
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  • 98 British tourists die in an air crash in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia.
  • France offers independence to French Somaliland.
  • United Nations Secretary-General U Thant declares that he will not seek re-election, because U.N. efforts in Vietnam have failed.
  • While waiting at a bus stop, Ralph Baer an inventor with Sanders Associates, writes a four-page document which lays out the basic principles for creating a video game to be played on a television: the beginning of a multi billion dollar industry.

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

Life magazine


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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Tell No Man

By: Adela Rogers St. Johns

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Giles Goat Boy

By: John Barth

In this outrageously farcical adventure, hero George Giles sets out to conquer the terrible Wescac computer system that threatens to destroy his community in this brilliant "fantasy of theology, sociology, and sex" (Time).

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The Double Image

By: Helen MacInnes

While carrying out research in Paris, American historian John Craig is surprised when he runs into his old college professor.

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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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