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December 22nd, 1960...

Today is Thursday !

 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 22nd of December:

1178 - Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185)
1639 - Jean Racine, French dramatist (d. 1699)
1666 - Guru Gobind Singh, Sikh guru (d. 1708)
1690 - Meidingnu Pamheiba, King of Manipur (d. 1751)
1858 - Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (d. 1924)
1898 - Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Russian physicist (d. 1974)
1942 - Dick Parry, English musician (Pink Floyd)
1949 - Maurice Gibb, English musician (The Bee Gees) (d. 2003)
1949 - Robin Gibb, English musician (The Bee Gees)
1972 - Vanessa Paradis, French singer and actress
1974 - Heather Donahue, American actress, famous for her role in The Blair Witch Project

 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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