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August 11th, 1966...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Wild Thing"
by The Troggs

In the UK:
"With A Girl Like You"
by The Troggs
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Luci B. Johnson, Patrick Nugent

(TIME Cover: August the 5th, 1966)

 Famous people born on the 11th of August:

1667 - Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743)
1897 - Enid Blyton, English author (d. 1968)
1932 - Fernando Arrabal, Spanish writer
1943 - Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani general, 12th President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
1950 - Steve Wozniak, American computer pioneer
1954 - Joe Jackson, English singer
1957 - Richie Ramone, American musician (The Ramones)
1970 - Andy Bell, English musician (Oasis)

 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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