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March 21st, 1966...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Ballad of the Green Berets"
by SSgt Barry Sadler

In the UK:
"The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore"
by The Walker Brothers
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Nicolae Ceausescu

(TIME Cover: March the 18th, 1966)

 Famous people born on the 21st of March:

1685 - Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (d. 1750)
1713 - Francis Lewis, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1803)
1768 - Joseph Fourier, French mathematician (d. 1830)
1904 - Forrest Mars Sr., American candymaker (d. 1999)
1946 - Timothy Dalton, Welsh actor
1958 - Gary Oldman, English actor
1967 - Maxim Reality, British MC (The Prodigy)

 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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