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February 22nd, 1960...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Theme from A Summer Place"
by Percy Faith

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

TIME Magazine: Pete Quesada

(TIME Cover: February the 22nd, 1960)

 Famous people born on the 22nd of February:

1040 - Rashi, French rabbi and commentator (d. 1105)
1403 - Charles VII of France (d. 1461)
1732 - George Washington, 1st President of the United States. (d. 1799)
1788 - Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (d. 1860)
1857 - Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, English founder of the Boy Scouts (d. 1941)
1857 - Heinrich Hertz, German physicist (d. 1894)
1921 - Jean-Bédel Bokassa, ruler of the Central African Republic (d. 1996)
1949 - Niki Lauda, Austrian race car driver

 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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