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January 5th, 1961...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?"
by Elvis Presley

In the UK:
"I Love You"
by Cliff Richard & The Shadows
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Abubakar Balewa

(TIME Cover: December the 5th, 1960)

 Famous people born on the 5th of January:

1209 - Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1272)
1548 - Francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian (d. 1617)
1587 - Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer (d. 1641)
1592 - Shah Jahan, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1666)
1846 - Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1926)
1855 - King Camp Gillette, American inventor (d. 1932)
1876 - Konrad Adenauer, German statesman (d. 1967)
1931 - Alvin Ailey, American choreographer (d. 1989)
1932 - Umberto Eco, Italian writer
1940 - Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician
1941 - Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese film maker
1946 - Diane Keaton, American actress
1969 - Marilyn Manson, American singer

 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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