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December 25th, 1966...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Winchester Cathedral"
by The New Vaudeville Band

In the UK:
"Green Grass Of Home"
by Tom Jones
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Winthrop Rockefeller

(TIME Cover: December the 2nd, 1966)

 Famous people born on the 25th of December:

1250 - John IV Lascaris, Eastern Roman Emperor (d. circa 1305)
1642 (O.S.) - Sir Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician (d. 1727)
1763 - Claude Chappe, French telecommunications pioneer (d. 1805)
1876 - Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan (d. 1948)
1878 - Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver (d. 1941)
1887 - Conrad Nicholson Hilton, American hotelier (d. 1979)
1899 - Humphrey Bogart, American actor (d. 1957)
1918 - Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, Nobel laureate (d. 1981)
1936 - Princess Alexandra of Kent
1954 - Annie Lennox, Scottish singer
1959 - Michael P. Anderson, astronaut (d. 2003)
1961 - Ingrid Betancourt, Colombian senator
1971 - Dido, English 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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