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June 14th, 1966...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Paint It Black"
by The Rolling Stones

In the UK:
"Strangers In The Night"
by Frank Sinatra
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Juan Marichal

(TIME Cover: June the 10th, 1966)

 Famous people born on the 14th of June:

1444 (O.S.) - Nilakantha Somayaji, Indian mathematician (d. 1544)
1529 (O.S.) - Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria (d. 1595)
1864 - Alois Alzheimer, German physician (d. 1915)
1894 - Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (d. 1924)
1925 - Pierre Salinger, John F. Kennedy's Press Secretary (d. 2004)
1928 - Che Guevara, Argentine-born revolutionary (d. 1967)
1949 - Alan White, British Drummer (Yes)
1961 - Boy George, British singer (Culture Club)
1969 - Steffi Graf, German tennis player

 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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