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January 25th, 1961...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Wonderland by Night"
by Bert Kaempfert

In the UK:
"Poetry In Motion"
by Johnny Tillotson
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Jacqueline Kennedy

(TIME Cover: January the 20th, 1961)

 Famous people born on the 25th of January:

750 - Leo IV the Khazar, Byzantine Emperor
1794 - François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (d. 1878)
1882 - Virginia Woolf, English writer (d. 1941)
1917 - Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 2003)
1955 - Terry Chimes, co-founder and drummer of the British punk rock band The Clash
1981 - Alicia Keys, American singer and musician

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1961

Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer

for his researches concerning the resonance absorption of gamma radiation and his discovery in this connection of the effect which bears his name

Federal Republic of Germany
Technical University - Munich, Federal Republic of Germany; California Institute of Technology (Caltech) - Pasadena, CA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1961 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1961

West Side Story
directed by Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
with George Chakiris (Bernardo) and Rita Moreno (Anita)

Designed in 1961

The 421 lounge chair/ottoman
by Pierre Paulin


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