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The year 1966 AD.

Events

  • Frances Yates The Art of Memory. Includes a brief commentary on Augustine of Hippo's "fields of memory."
  • Orson Welles played Thomas Cardinal Wolsey in the screen adaptation of A Man for All Seasons.
  • Pope Paul VI released the encyclical Christi Matri
  • January 1: Pope Paul VI declares a jubilee, urging all Catholics to study and accept the decisions of the Second Vatican Counciland apply them in spiritual renewal.
  • March 4: In an interview with the London Evening Standard, John Lennon claims that the Beatles are "more popular than Jesus." An American magazine, Datebook, reprints the quote, leading to public burnings of Beatles records and memorabilia in the Bible Belt.
  • April 21: Halie Selassie visited Jamaica, Rastafarians consider him to be the second coming of Jesus.

Births and Deaths

See also

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