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April 25th, 1962...

Today is Wednesday !

 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 25th of April:

32 - Marcus Salvius Otho, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
1214 - King Louis IX of France (d. 1270)
1228 - Conrad IV of Germany (d. 1254)
1284 - King Edward II of England (d. 1327)
1874 - Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (d. 1937)
1917 - Ella Fitzgerald, American singer (d. 1996)
1940 - Al Pacino, American actor
1945 - Björn Ulvaeus, Swedish singer and songwriter (ABBA)

 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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