1966 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 12 "Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC
  • Apr 11 Frank Sinatra records "Strangers in the Night" single for his album of the same name. Later reaches #1 Billboard charts

Film & TV Awards in 1966

  • Feb 28 23rd Golden Globes: "Doctor Zhivago", Omar Sharif, & Samantha Eggar win
  • Apr 28 38th Academy Awards: "The Sound of Music", Julie Christie & Lee Marvin win
  • May 20 19th Cannes Film Festival: "A Man and a Woman" directed by Claude Lelouch and "The Birds, the Bees and the Italians" directed by Pietro Germi jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 22 18th Emmy Awards: "The Fugitive", Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore win
  • Jun 24 16th Berlin International Film Festival: "Cul-de-Sac" wins the Golden Bear
  • Aug 28 27th Venice Film Festival: "The Battle of Algiers" directed by Gillo Pontecorvo wins Golden Lion

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Divorces in Film & TV

  • Jul 20 American actress Jayne Mansfield and American film producer and director Matt Cimber file for divorce, after less than 2 years of marriage

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