kakorama: a ride into the past


August 9th, 1965...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I'm Henry VIII, I Am"
by Herman's Hermits

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

TIME Magazine: Lyndon B. Johnson

(TIME Cover: August the 6th, 1965)

 Famous people born on the 9th of August:

1776 - Amedeo Avogadro, Italian chemist (d. 1856)
1896 - Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist (d. 1980)
1925 - David A. Huffman, Creator of Huffman coding (d. 1999)
1939 - Romano Prodi, Prime Minister of Italy, former President of the European Commission
1957 - Melanie Griffith, American actress
1963 - Whitney Houston, American singer and actress
1968 - Gillian Anderson, American actress
1978 - Audrey Tautou, French actress

 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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