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December 17th, 1960...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
by Elvis Presley

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

TIME Magazine: Abubakar Balewa

(TIME Cover: December the 5th, 1960)

 Famous people born on the 17th of December:

1239 - Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256)
1267 - Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)
1734 - Maria I of Portugal, Portuguese queen (d. 1816)
1888 - King Alexander I of Yugoslavia (d. 1934)
1908 - Willard Frank Libby, American chemist and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)
1939 - Eddie Kendricks, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1992)
1941 - Gene Clark, American singer and songwriter (The Byrds) (d. 1991)
1956 - Mike Mills, American bassist (R.E.M.)

 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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