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April 27th, 1961...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Del Shannon

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

TIME Magazine: Yuri Gagarin

(TIME Cover: April the 21st, 1961)

 Famous people born on the 27th of April:

1701 - King Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (d. 1773)
1822 - Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States (d. 1885)
1891 - Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (d. 1953)
1899 - Walter Lantz, American cartoonist, creator of Woody Woodpecker (d. 1994)
1948 - Kate Pierson, American singer (The B-52's)
1967 - Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

 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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