kakorama: a ride into the past


August 21st, 1965...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I Got You Babe"
by Sonny and Cher

In the UK:
by The Beatles
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Los Angeles Riot

(TIME Cover: August the 20th, 1965)

 Famous people born on the 21st of August:

1165 - King Philip II of France (d. 1223)
1535 - Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619)
1643 - King Afonso VI of Portugal (d. 1683)
1765 - William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1837)
1789 - Augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician (d. 1857)
1930 - Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (d. 2002)
1952 - Joe Strummer, British musician and singer (The Clash) (d. 2002)
1952 - Glenn Hughes, British bassist and vocalist (Finders Keepers/Trapeze/Deep Purple)
1963 - King Mohammed VI of Morocco
1971 - Liam Howlett, British musician (The Prodigy)

 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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