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March 29th, 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:
"The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore"
by The Walker Brothers
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: David Merrick

(TIME Cover: March the 25th, 1966)

 Famous people born on the 29th of March:

1790 - John Tyler, 10th President of the United States (d. 1862)
1895 - Ernst Jünger, German author (d. 1998)
1918 - Sam Walton, American businessman (d. 1992)
1931 - Aleksei Gubarev, cosmonaut
1943 - Vangelis, Greek musician
1947 - Bobby Kimball, American singer (Toto)
1957 - Christopher Lambert, French actor

 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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