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December 31st, 1966...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I'm a Believer"
by The Monkees

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 31st of December:

1378 - Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)
1491 - Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)
1514 - Vesalius, Flemish anatomist (d. 1564)
1572 - Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)
1830 - Isma'il Pasha, Governor of Egypt (d. 1895)
1869 - Henri Matisse, French painter (d. 1954)
1937 - Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor
1942 - Andy Summers, British musician (The Police)
1943 - Ben Kingsley, English actor
1948 - Donna Summer, American singer
1951 - Tom Hamilton, American musician (Aerosmith)
1963 - Scott Ian, American musician (Anthrax)

 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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