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Monday 31 January 1966

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jorge González (wrestler) and Dexter Fletcher. In that special week of January people in US were listening to My Love by Petula Clark. In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, directed by Alan Rafkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart 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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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

Directed by: Alan Rafkin

Starring: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond

Country: United States

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Our Man Flint

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Starring: James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Gila Golan

Country: United States

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The Slender Thread

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas

Country: United States

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Doctor Zhivago

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin

Country: United States

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Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi

Country: United States

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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 January 1966 ?

  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
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Famous Deaths:
  • USSR launches Luna 9 towards Moon
  • Belgian state police kills two striking mine workers.
  • The Soviet Union launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program.
  • The United Kingdom ceases all trade with Rhodesia.

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

Life magazine


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

Airs Above The Ground

By: Mary Stewart

Vanessa March never thought to look for her missing husband in Vienna -- until she saw him in a newsreelshot there at the scene of a deadly fire.

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Is Paris Burning?

By: Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

From the bestselling author of The City of Joy comes the dramatic story of the Allied liberation of Paris. Is Paris Burning?

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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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The Rabbi

By: Noah Gordon

Michael Kind was a rabbi, but he was also a man. A man who couldn't help that his heart led him to Leslie, a beautiful minister's daughter.

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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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