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November 16th, 1961...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Big Bad John"
by Jimmy Dean

In the UK:
"Little Sister / His Latest Flame"
by Elvis Presley
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Glenn T. Seaborg

(TIME Cover: November the 10th, 1961)

 Famous people born on the 16th of November:

42 BC - Tiberius, Roman emperor (d. 37)
1836 - David Kalakaua of Hawaii, Hawaiian king (d. 1891)
1922 - José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel laureate
1930 - Salvatore Riina Sicilian mafioso
1952 - Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer
1964 - Diana Krall, Canadian 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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