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August 26th, 1966...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Summer in the City"
by The Lovin' Spoonful

In the UK:
"Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby"
by The Beatles
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Hendrik Verwoerd

(TIME Cover: August the 26th, 1966)

 Famous people born on the 26th of August:

1469 - Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)
1540 - King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)
1743 - Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist (d. 1794)
1845 - Mary Ann 'Polly' Nichols, widely believed to be the first victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)
1880 - Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet and art critic (d. 1918)
1910 - Mother Teresa, Humanitarian Activist and Worker (d. 1997)
1944 - Maureen Tucker, American musician (The Velvet Underground)

 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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