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April 23rd, 1962...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Good Luck Charm"
by Elvis Presley

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

TIME Magazine: Karl Barth

(TIME Cover: April the 20th, 1962)

 Famous people born on the 23rd of April:

1185 - King Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1223)
1564 - William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright [uncertain] (d. 1616)
1676 - King Frederick I of Sweden (d. 1751)
1791 - James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States (d. 1868)
1858 - Max Planck, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
1928 - Shirley Temple, American actress
1936 - Roy Orbison, American singer and musician (d. 1988)
1954 - Michael Moore, American filmmaker
1960 - Steve Clark, English guitarist (Def Leppard) (d. 1991)

 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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