kakorama: a ride into the past


February 25th, 1960...

Today is Thursday !

 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 25th of February:

1398 - Xuande, Emperor of China (d. 1435)
1643 - Ahmed II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1695)
1841 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter, graphic artist and sculptor (d. 1919)
1873 - Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor (d. 1921)
1901 - Zeppo Marx, American actor (d. 1979)
1943 - George Harrison, British musician (the Beatles) (d. 2001)
1953 - José María Aznar, Prime Minister of Spain

 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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