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August 24th, 1966...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Summer in the City"
by The Lovin' Spoonful

In the UK:
"Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby"
by The Beatles
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: James E. Thomson

(TIME Cover: August the 19th, 1966)

 Famous people born on the 24th of August:

1198 - King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)
1358 - King John I of Castile (d. 1390)
1772 - King William I of the Netherlands (d. 1840)
1787 - James Weddell, Antarctica explorer (d. 1834)
1865 - King Ferdinand I of Romania (d. 1927)
1899 - Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer (d. 1986)
1929 - Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader (d. 2004)
1947 - Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author
1948 - Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
1951 - Oscar Hijuelos, Pulitzer Prize winning author

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1966

Robert S. Mulliken

for his fundamental work concerning chemical bonds and the electronic structure of molecules by the molecular orbital method

University of Chicago - Chicago, IL, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1966 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1966

A Man for All Seasons
directed by Fred Zinnemann
with Paul Scofield (Sir Thomas More), Robert Shaw (King Henry VIII) and Wendy Hiller (Alice More)

Designed in 1966

The Helicoid staircase
by Roger Tallon


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