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June 21st, 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: General Vo Nguyen Giap

(TIME Cover: June the 17th, 1966)

 Famous people born on the 21st of June:

1002 - Pope Leo IX (d. 1054)
1226 - King Boleslaus V of Poland (d. 1279)
1781 - Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1840)
1905 - Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (declined) (d. 1980)
1921 - Jane Russell, American actress
1944 - Ray Davies, English musician (The Kinks)
1950 - Joey Kramer, American drummer and percussionist (Aerosmith)
1953 - Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan
1955 - Michel Platini, French footballer
1958 - Gennady Padalka, cosmonaut
1982 - Prince William of Wales, British prince

 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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