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May 30th, 1969...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Get Back"
by The Beatles with Billy Preston

In the UK:
"Get Back"
by The Beatles with Billy Preston
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Warren Burger

(TIME Cover: May the 30th, 1969)

 Famous people born on the 30th of May:

1010 - Emperor Renzong of China (d. 1063)
1672 (O.S.) - Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia (d. 1725)
1814 - Mikhail Bakunin, Russian anarchist (d. 1876)
1896 - Howard Hawks, American film director (d. 1977)
1926 - Christine Jorgensen,(born George William Jorgensen, Jr.), American activist (d. 1989)
1934 - Aleksei Leonov, cosmonaut
1955 - Topper Headon, British musician (The Clash)
1964 - Tom Morello, American guitarist (Audioslave, Rage Against The Machine)

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1969

Samuel Beckett

for his writing, which - in new forms for the novel and drama - in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation


Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1969 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1969

Midnight Cowboy
directed by John Schlesinger
with Dustin Hoffman (Ratso Rizzo), Jon Voight (Joe Buck) and Sylvia Miles (Cass)

Designed in 1969

The Atomic floor lamp
by J.T. Kalmar

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Stevie Winwood / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 32, May 3, 1969



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