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January 8th, 1966...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"We Can Work It Out"
by The Beatles

In the UK:
"Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out"
by The Beatles
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: General Westmoreland, Man of the Year

(TIME Cover: January the 7th, 1966)

 Famous people born on the 8th of January:

1556 - Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)
1601 - Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658)
1923 - Joseph Weizenbaum, German-born computer scientist
1934 - Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (d. 1987)
1934 - Alexandra Ripley, American writer (d. 2004)
1935 - Elvis Presley, American singer and guitarist (d. 1977)
1942 - Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author
1946 - Robby Krieger, American musician (The Doors)
1947 - David Bowie, English musician

 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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