kakorama: a ride into the past


August 27th, 1966...

Today is Saturday !

 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 27th of August:

1407 - Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425)
1770 - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher (d. 1831)
1890 - Man Ray, photographer and artist (d. 1976)
1908 - Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States (d. 1973)
1915 - Norman F. Ramsey, Nobel Prize laureate
1959 - Gerhard Berger, Austrian race car driver
1976 - Carlos Moya, Spanish 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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