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July 27th, 1961...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Tossin' and Turnin'"
by Bobby Lewis

In the UK:
by The Everly Brothers
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Bill Maudlin

(TIME Cover: July the 21st, 1961)

 Famous people born on the 27th of July:

1667 - Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1748)
1768 - Charlotte Corday, French aristocrat who killed Jean-Paul Marat (d. 1793)
1835 - Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1907)
1938 - Gary Gygax, American role-playing game creator
1960 - Jay Maynard, Internet celebrity (Tron Guy)

 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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