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September 29th, 1960...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own"
by Connie Francis

In the UK:
by The Shadows
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.

(TIME Cover: September the 26th, 1960)

 Famous people born on the 29th of September:

106 BC - Pompey the Great, consul of Rome (d. 48 BC)
1547 - Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author (d. 1616)
1703 - François Boucher, French painter (d. 1770)
1864 - Alexandra Kitchin, British model for Lewis Carroll (d. 1925)
1901 - Enrico Fermi, Italian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1954)
1912 - Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director
1932 - Robert Benton, American screenwriter and director
1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis, American musician
1936 - Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy
1943 - Lech Walesa, President of Poland, Nobel Peace Prize winner
1951 - Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile

 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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