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June 27th, 1961...

Today is Tuesday !

 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 27th of June:

1040 - King Ladislaus I of Hungary (d. 1095)
1350 - Manuel II Palaeologus, Eastern Roman Emperor
1462 - King Louis XII of France (d. 1515)
1550 - King Charles IX of France (d. 1574)
1880 - Helen Keller, American spokeswoman for the deaf and blind (d. 1968)
1884 - Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher and poet (d. 1962)
1941 - Krzysztof Kieslowski, Polish film director (d. 1996)
1942 - Bruce Johnston, American singer/songwriter, member of The Beach Boys
1955 - Isabelle Adjani, French actress
1985 - Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian 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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