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December 8th, 1966...

Today is Thursday !

 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 8th of December:

65 BC - Horace, Roman poet (d. 8 BC)
1542 - Mary Queen of Scots (d. 1587)
1626 - Queen Christina of Sweden (d. 1689)
1708 - Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1765)
1765 - Eli Whitney, American inventor (d. 1825)
1861 - Aristide Maillol, French sculptor (d. 1944)
1864 - Camille Claudel, French graphic artist and sculptor (d. 1943)
1925 - Sammy Davis Jr., American actor and singer (d. 1990)
1927 - Vladimir Shatalov, Soviet Union-born cosmonaut
1936 - David Carradine, American actor
1943 - Jim Morrison, American singer (The Doors) (d. 1971)
1953 - Kim Basinger, American actress
1957 - Phil Collen, British guitarist (Def Leppard)
1966 - Sinéad O'Connor, Irish 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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