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February 10th, 1960...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Teen Angel"
by Mark Dinning

In the UK:
by Anthony Newley
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Romulo Betancourt

(TIME Cover: February the 8th, 1960)

 Famous people born on the 10th of February:

1890 - Boris Pasternak, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1960)
1898 - Bertolt Brecht, German author (d. 1956)
1910 - Georges Pire, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1969)
1929 - Jerry Goldsmith, American composer (d. 2004)
1930 - Robert Wagner, American actor

 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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