kakorama: a ride into the past


May 28th, 1966...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"When a Man Loves a Woman"
by Percy Sledge

In the UK:
"Paint It Black"
by The Rolling Stones
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: King Bhumibol, Queen Sirikit

(TIME Cover: May the 27th, 1966)

 Famous people born on the 28th of May:

1140 - Xin Qiji, Chinese poet (d. 1207)
1524 - Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1574)
1660 - King George I of Great Britain (d. 1727)
1738 - Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician (d. 1814)
1944 - Rudy Giuliani, Mayor of New York City
1955 - John McGeoch, Scottish musician (Siouxsie and the Banshees) (d. 2004)
1962 - Roland Gift, English musician (Fine Young Cannibals)
1962 - James Michael Tyler, actor-best known as Gunther on 'Friends'.
1968 - Kylie Minogue, Australian actress and singer

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1966

Robert S. Mulliken

for his fundamental work concerning chemical bonds and the electronic structure of molecules by the molecular orbital method

University of Chicago - Chicago, IL, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1966 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1966

A Man for All Seasons
directed by Fred Zinnemann
with Paul Scofield (Sir Thomas More), Robert Shaw (King Henry VIII) and Wendy Hiller (Alice More)

Designed in 1966

The Helicoid staircase
by Roger Tallon


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