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April 19th, 1962...

Today is Thursday !

 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: Evgeny Evtushenko

(TIME Cover: April the 13th, 1962)

 Famous people born on the 19th of April:

1320 - King Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)
1452 - King Ferdinand II of Aragon (d. 1504)
1793 - Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria (d. 1875)
1903 - Eliot Ness, American lawman (d. 1957)
1968 - Mswati III, King of Swaziland
1972 - Rivaldo, Brazilian footballer

 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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