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December 9th, 1960...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
by Elvis Presley

In the UK:
"It's Now Or Never"
by Elvis Presley
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Abubakar Balewa

(TIME Cover: December the 5th, 1960)

 Famous people born on the 9th of December:

1447 - Chenghua, Emperor of China (d. 1487)
1571 - Metius (Adriaan Adriaanszoon), Dutch mathematician and astronomer (d. 1635)
1868 - Fritz Haber, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1934)
1901 - Jean Mermoz, French pilot (d. 1936)
1906 - Grace Murray Hopper, American computer pioneer (d. 1992)
1916 - Kirk Douglas, American actor
1927 - Pierre Henry, French composer
1929 - John Cassavetes, American actor and director (d. 1989)
1953 - John Malkovich, American actor
1972 - Fabrice Santoro, Tahitian-born French tennis player
1991 - Prince Joachim, Archduke of Austria-Este, Belgian Prince

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1960

Willard Frank Libby

for his method to use carbon-14 for age determination in archaeology, geology, geophysics, and other branches of science

University of California - Los Angeles, CA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1960 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1960

The Apartment
directed by Billy Wilder
with Jack Lemmon (C.C. 'Bud' Baxter), Jack Kruschen (Dr. Dreyfuss) and Shirley MacLaine (Fran Kubelik)

Designed in 1960

The Marshmallow Sofa
by George Nelson


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