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March 15th, 1966...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Ballad of the Green Berets"
by SSgt Barry Sadler

In the UK:
"These Boots Are Made For Walkin'"
by Nancy Sinatra
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Maarten Schmidt

(TIME Cover: March the 11th, 1966)

 Famous people born on the 15th of March:

1638 - Shunzhi Emperor of China
1713 - Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, French astronomer (d. 1762)
1767 - Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)
1914 - Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (d. 1985)
1940 - Phil Lesh, American musician (Grateful Dead)
1941 - Mike Love, American musician (The Beach Boys)
1943 - David Cronenberg, Canadian film director
1948 - Kate Bornstein (born Albert Bornstein), American transgender author and gender theorist

 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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