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April 18th, 1961...

Today is Tuesday !

 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: Jean Kerr

(TIME Cover: April the 14th, 1961)

 Famous people born on the 18th of April:

1480 - Lucrezia Borgia, Florentine ruler and daughter of Pope Alexander VI (d. 1519)
1590 - Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617)
1905 - George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
1939 - Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran
1969 - Princess Sayako of Japan

 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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