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November 16th, 1966...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Poor Side of Town"
by Johnny Rivers

In the UK:
"Reach Out I'll Be There"
by The Four Tops
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Bishop Pike

(TIME Cover: November the 11th, 1966)

 Famous people born on the 16th of November:

42 BC - Tiberius, Roman emperor (d. 37)
1836 - David Kalakaua of Hawaii, Hawaiian king (d. 1891)
1922 - José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel laureate
1930 - Salvatore Riina Sicilian mafioso
1952 - Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer
1964 - Diana Krall, Canadian 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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