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June 16th, 1966...

Today is Thursday !

 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 16th of June:

1139 - Emperor Konoe of Japan (d. 1155)
1612 - Murad IV, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1640)
1644 - Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of Scotland, England and Ireland and Duchess of Orléans (d. 1670)
1829 - Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)
1858 - King Gustaf V of Sweden (d. 1950)
1941 - Aldrich Ames, CIA officer and spy for the Soviet Union
1953 - Ian Mosley, British drummer (Marillion)

 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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