kakorama: a ride into the past


October 30th, 1960...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I Want to Be Wanted"
by Brenda Lee

In the UK:
"Only The Lonely"
by Roy Orbison
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Governor Paul Bagwell

(TIME Cover: October the 24th, 1960)

 Famous people born on the 30th of October:

1218 - Emperor Chukyo of Japan (d. 1234)
1735 - John Adams, American revolutionary leader and President of the United States (d. 1826)
1821 - Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian writer (d. 1881)
1871 - Paul Valery, French poet (d. 1945)
1939 - Grace Slick, American singer (Jefferson Airplane)
1945 - Henry Winkler, American actor
1947 - Timothy B. Schmit, bass guitarist (Eagles)
1960 - Diego Armando Maradona, Argentine footballe

 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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