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June 16th, 1961...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Travelin' Man"
by Ricky Nelson

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

TIME Magazine: Clint and John Murchison

(TIME Cover: June the 16th, 1961)

 Famous people born on the 16th of June:

1139 - Emperor Konoe of Japan (d. 1155)
1612 - Murad IV, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1640)
1644 - Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of Scotland, England and Ireland and Duchess of Orléans (d. 1670)
1829 - Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)
1858 - King Gustaf V of Sweden (d. 1950)
1941 - Aldrich Ames, CIA officer and spy for the Soviet Union
1953 - Ian Mosley, British drummer (Marillion)

 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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