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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1966!

IN THE NEWS:

  • Supreme Court rules in Miranda v Arizona changing arrest procedures in the United States (the "Miranda warning")
  • The first electronic fuel injection is introduced
  • On March 3 tornados rip through Alabama and Jackson, Mississippi, leaving 118 dead
  • Baltimore Orioles defeat LA Dodgers to take the World Series
  • Comedian Lenny Bruce overdoses on drugs and dies
  • William Frawley of "I Love Lucy" fame dies

ON THE RADIO:

  • Guy Lombardo Orchestra
  • Jan Garber Orchestra
  • Kracken Wakes
  • Meet the Press
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Stan Freberg Show

ON TELEVISION:

  • Shane
  • Mission: Impossible
  • The Rat Patrol
  • Family Affair
  • Jean Arthur Show
  • The Monkees
  • Daktari
  • Batman
  • Green Acres
  • That Girl
  • Star Trek
  • The Green Hornet
  • Tarzan
  • Milton Berle Show
  • The Avengers

FADS & FASHION:

  • Hot Wheels
  • Twister
  • Ouija boards
  • Captain Action
  • Batman merchandise

WHAT THINGS COST:

  • Car: $2,410
  • Gasoline: 32 cents per gallon
  • House: $23,300
  • Bread: 22 cents per loaf
  • Milk: $1.11 per gallon
  • Postage Stamp: 5 cents
  • Average Annual Salary: $8,395
  • Minimum Wage: $1.25 per hour

ACADEMY AWARD - BEST PICTURE:

  • A Man for All Seasons - drama by Fred Zinnemann starring Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, and Leo McKern

TONY AWARD - BEST MUSICAL:

  • Man of La Mancha - based on the classic novel, Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, starring Richard Kiley, Joan Diener, and Gino Conforti

PULITZER PRIZES:

  • Collected Stories by Katherine Anne Porter (fiction)
  • The Life of the Mind in America by Perry Miller (history)
  • A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (biography)
  • Selected Poems by Richard Eberhart (poetry)
  • Wandering Through Winter by Edwin Way Teale (non-fiction)

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE:

  • none awarded

TOP SONGS:

  • Summer in the City by The Lovin Spoonful
  • Cherish by The Association
  • Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys
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