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June 7th, 1966...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"When a Man Loves a Woman"
by Percy Sledge

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

TIME Magazine: King Bhumibol, Queen Sirikit

(TIME Cover: May the 27th, 1966)

 Famous people born on the 7th of June:

1848 - Paul Gauguin, French painter (d. 1903)
1868 - Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and illustrator (d. 1928)
1883 - Sylvanus Morley, U.S. archaeologist and spy (d. 1948)
1886 - Henri Coanda, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (d. 1972)
1917 - Dean Martin, American actor (d. 1995)
1928 - James Ivory, American film director
1950 - Gary Graham, American Actor
1953 - Johnny Clegg, South African musician
1958 - Prince, American musician
1981 - Anna Kournikova, Russian 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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