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April 10th, 1961...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Blue Moon"
by The Marcels

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

TIME Magazine: Robert S. McNamara

(TIME Cover: April the 7th, 1961)

 Famous people born on the 10th of April:

1389 - Cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1464)
1755 - Samuel Hahnemann, German physician (d. 1843)
1847 - Joseph Pulitzer, American journalist and publisher (d. 1911)
1880 - Mohammed Nadir Shah, Afghan king
1932 - Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor
1947 - Bunny Wailer, Jamaican musician
1950 - Eddie Hazel, American guitarist (P-Funk and The Temptations) (d. 1992)
1957 - John M. Ford, American science fiction author and poet (d. 2006)
1959 - Brian Setzer, American musician (Stray Cats)

 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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