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December 8th, 1965...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)"
by The Byrds

In the UK:
"The Carnival Is Over"
by The Seekers
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Millionaires Under 40

(TIME Cover: December the 3rd, 1965)

 Famous people born on the 8th of December:

65 BC - Horace, Roman poet (d. 8 BC)
1542 - Mary Queen of Scots (d. 1587)
1626 - Queen Christina of Sweden (d. 1689)
1708 - Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1765)
1765 - Eli Whitney, American inventor (d. 1825)
1861 - Aristide Maillol, French sculptor (d. 1944)
1864 - Camille Claudel, French graphic artist and sculptor (d. 1943)
1925 - Sammy Davis Jr., American actor and singer (d. 1990)
1927 - Vladimir Shatalov, Soviet Union-born cosmonaut
1936 - David Carradine, American actor
1943 - Jim Morrison, American singer (The Doors) (d. 1971)
1953 - Kim Basinger, American actress
1957 - Phil Collen, British guitarist (Def Leppard)
1966 - Sinéad O'Connor, Irish musician

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1965

Robert Burns Woodward

for his outstanding achievements in the art of organic synthesis

Harvard University - Cambridge, MA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1965 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1965

The Sound of Music
directed by Robert Wise
with Julie Andrews (Maria) and Peggy Wood (Mother Abbess)

Designed in 1965

The Kantarelli suite
by Eero Aarnio


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