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June 17th, 1961...

Today is Saturday !

 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 17th of June:

1239 - King Edward I of England (d. 1307)
1682 - King Charles XII of Sweden (d. 1718)
1818 - Charles Gounod, French composer (d. 1893)
1882 - Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (d. 1971)
1942 - Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian International Atomic Energy Agency director, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1945 - Eddy Merckx, Belgian cyclist
1946 - Barry Manilow, American musician
1980 - Venus Williams, American tennis player

 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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