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February 17th, 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: James Reston

(TIME Cover: February the 15th, 1960)

 Famous people born on the 17th of February:

1723 - Tobias Mayer, German astronomer (d. 1762)
1817 - King William III of the Netherlands (d, 1890)
1874 - Thomas J. Watson, American computer manufacturer (d. 1956)
1888 - Otto Stern, German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1969)
1972 - Taylor Hawkins, American musician (Foo Fighters)
1972 - Philippe Candeloro, French figure skater

 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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