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February 1st, 1960...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Running Bear"
by Johnny Preston

In the UK:
"Starry Eyed"
by Michael Holliday
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Hubert H. Humphrey

(TIME Cover: February the 1st, 1960)

 Famous people born on the 1st of February:

1894 - John Ford, American director and producer (d. 1973)
1898 - Enzo Ferrari, Italian auto manufacturer (d. 1988)
1901 - Clark Gable, American actor (d. 1960)
1931 - Boris Yeltsin, 1st President of the Russian Federation
1965 - Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
1968 - Lisa Marie Presley, American singer and actress

 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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