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April 10th, 1962...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Johnny Angel"
by Shelley Fabares

In the UK:
"Wonderful Land"
by The Shadows
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Sophia Loren

(TIME Cover: April the 6th, 1962)

 Famous people born on the 10th of April:

1389 - Cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1464)
1755 - Samuel Hahnemann, German physician (d. 1843)
1847 - Joseph Pulitzer, American journalist and publisher (d. 1911)
1880 - Mohammed Nadir Shah, Afghan king
1932 - Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor
1947 - Bunny Wailer, Jamaican musician
1950 - Eddie Hazel, American guitarist (P-Funk and The Temptations) (d. 1992)
1957 - John M. Ford, American science fiction author and poet (d. 2006)
1959 - Brian Setzer, American musician (Stray Cats)

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1962

John Steinbeck

for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception


Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1962 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1962

Lawrence of Arabia
directed by David Lean
with Peter O'Toole (T.E. Lawrence) and Omar Sharif (Sherif Ali ibn el Kharish)

Designed in 1962

The T-520 Transister Radio
by Dieter Rams


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