kakorama: a ride into the past


December 2nd, 1960...

Today is Friday !

 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: Sylvia Porter

(TIME Cover: November the 28th, 1960)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of December:

1825 - Emperor Pedro II of Brazil (d. 1891)
1859 - Georges Seurat, French painter (d. 1891)
1906 - Peter Carl Goldmark, Hungarian-born recording engineer (d. 1977)
1923 - Maria Callas, American soprano (d. 1977)
1933 - K. Veeramani, Indian anti-caste activist
1944 - Ibrahim Rugova, first President of Kosovo (d. 2006)
1946 - Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer (d. 1997)
1960 - Rick Savage, British bassist (Def Leppard)
1968 - Nate Mendel, American bassist (Foo Fighters)
1981 - Britney Spears, American singer

 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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