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June 26th, 1961...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Quarter to Three"
by Gary U.S. Bonds

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

TIME Magazine: Barry Goldwater

(TIME Cover: June the 23rd, 1961)

 Famous people born on the 26th of June:

1819 - Abner Doubleday, Major General, United States Army and purported inventor of baseball (d. 1893)
1899 - Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
1909 - Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's manager (d. 1997)
1925 - Pavel Belyayev, cosmonaut (d. 1970)
1955 - Mick Jones, British guitarist (The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite)
1956 - Chris Isaak, American singer
1957 - Patty Smyth, American singer (Scandal)
1969 - Colin Greenwood, British musician (Radiohead)
2005 - Princess Alexia 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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