kakorama: a ride into the past


April 1st, 1961...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Elvis Presley

In the UK:
"Wooden Heart"
by Elvis Presley
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: James M. Moran

(TIME Cover: March the 24th, 1961)

 Famous people born on the 1st of April:

1220 - Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (d. 1272)
1732 - Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer (d. 1809)
1815 - Otto von Bismarck, 1st Chancellor of the German Empire (d. 1898)
1868 - Edmond Rostand, French dramatist (d. 1918)
1873 (N.S.) - Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian composer, pianist, and conductor (d. 1943)
1929 - Milan Kundera, Czech writer
1933 - Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1948 - Jimmy Cliff, Jamaican musician
1983 - Franck Ribery, French footballer

 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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