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February 20th, 1960...

Today is Saturday !

 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 20th of February:

1888 - Georges Bernanos, French writer (d. 1948)
1901 - Muhammad Naguib, President of Egypt (d. 1984)
1925 - Robert Altman, American film director
1927 - Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2005)
1927 - Sidney Poitier, American actor
1966 - Cindy Crawford, American model

 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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