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November 5th, 1960...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Save the Last Dance for Me"
by The Drifters

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

TIME Magazine: Richard Nixon

(TIME Cover: October the 31st, 1960)

 Famous people born on the 5th of November:

1271 - Mahmud Ghazan, Mongol ruler (d. 1304)
1615 - Ibrahim I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1648)
1854 - Paul Sabatier, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
1913 - Vivien Leigh, English actress (d. 1967)
1917 - Jacqueline Auriol, French aviatrix (d. 2000)
1921 - Fawzia of Egypt, Queen of Iran
1941 - Art Garfunkel, American musician
1959 - Bryan Adams, Canadian musician
1971 - Jonny Greenwood, guitarist (Radiohead)

 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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