kakorama: a ride into the past


July 24th, 1960...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I'm Sorry"
by Brenda Lee

In the UK:
"Good Timin'"
by Jimmy Jones
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Lyndon B. Johnson

(TIME Cover: July the 18th, 1960)

 Famous people born on the 24th of July:

1783 - Simón Bolívar, South American liberator (d. 1830)
1802 - Alexandre Dumas, père, French writer (d. 1870)
1860 - Alfons Mucha, Czech artist (d. 1939)
1895 - Robert Graves, English author (d. 1985)
1942 - Chris Sarandon, American actor
1969 - Jennifer Lopez, American actress and singer

 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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