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February 2nd, 1964...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I Want to Hold Your Hand"
by The Beatles

In the UK:
"Needles & Pins"
by The Searchers
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Thomas C. Mann

(TIME Cover: January the 31st, 1964)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of February:

1455 - King John of Denmark (d. 1513)
1649 - Pope Benedict XIII (d. 1730)
1754 - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, French politician (d. 1838)
1882 - James Joyce, Irish author (d. 1941)
1926 - Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, French politician
1947 - Farrah Fawcett, American actress
1977 - Shakira, Colombian singer

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1964

Jean-Paul Sartre

for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age


Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1964 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1964

My Fair Lady
directed by George Cukor
with Rex Harrison (Professor Henry Higgins), Stanley Holloway (Alfred P. Doolittle) and Gladys Cooper (Mrs. Higgins)

Designed in 1964

The Telephone 'Grillo'
by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper


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