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June 9th, 1961...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Running Scared"
by Roy Orbison

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

TIME Magazine: John F. Kennedy

(TIME Cover: June the 9th, 1961)

 Famous people born on the 9th of June:

1595 - King Wladislaus IV of Poland (d. 1648)
1640 - Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1705)
1661 - Tsar Feodor III of Russia (d. 1682)
1672 - Tsar Peter I of Russia (d. 1725)
1941 - Jon Lord, organist in Deep Purple
1956 - Patricia Cornwell, American author
1963 - Johnny Depp, American actor

 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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