kakorama: a ride into the past


January 1st, 1967...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I'm a Believer"
by The Monkees

In the UK:
"Green Grass Of Home"
by Tom Jones
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Winthrop Rockefeller

(TIME Cover: December the 2nd, 1966)

 Famous people born on the 1st of January:

431 - Pope Alexander VI (d. 1503)
1638 - Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (d. 1685)
1863 - Pierre de Coubertin, French Olympic Games initiator(d. 1937)
1881 - Vajiravudh, King of Thailand (d. 1925)
1883 - Gabrielle Chanel, French Designer (d. 1971)
1919 - J. D. Salinger, American novelist
1945 - Jacky Ickx, Belgian race car driver
1972 - Lilian Thuram, French footballer

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1967

Hans Albrecht Bethe

for his contributions to the theory of nuclear reactions, especially his discoveries concerning the energy production in stars

Cornell University - Ithaca, NY, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1967 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1967

In the Heat of the Night
directed by Norman Jewison
with Rod Steiger (Police Chief Bill Gillespie)

Designed in 1967

The Panton chair
by Verner Panton


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