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April 18th, 1960...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Theme from A Summer Place"
by Percy Faith

In the UK:
"My Old Man's A Dustman"
by Lonnie Donegan
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: St. Paul

(TIME Cover: April the 18th, 1960)

 Famous people born on the 18th of April:

1480 - Lucrezia Borgia, Florentine ruler and daughter of Pope Alexander VI (d. 1519)
1590 - Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617)
1905 - George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
1939 - Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran
1969 - Princess Sayako of Japan

 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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