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December 27th, 1966...

Today is Tuesday !

 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 27th of December:

1571 - Johannes Kepler, German astronomer (d. 1630)
1654 - Jacob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1705)
1717 - Pope Pius VI (d. 1799)
1773 - George Cayley, English scientist, inventor, and politician (d. 1857)
1822 - Louis Pasteur, French scientist (d. 1895)
1943 - Pete Quaife, British musician (Kinks)
1948 - Gérard Depardieu, French actor
1952 - David Knopfler, British musician (Dire Straits)

 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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