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March 3rd, 1961...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Pony Time"
by Chubby Checker

In the UK:
by Petula Clark
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Walter W. Heller

(TIME Cover: March the 3rd, 1961)

 Famous people born on the 3rd of March:

1455 - King John II of Portugal (d. 1495)
1831 - George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (d. 1897)
1847 - Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish inventor (d. 1922)
1911 - Jean Harlow, American actress (d. 1937)
1948 - Snowy White, British guitarist (Thin Lizzy, Pink Floyd)

 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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