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April 27th, 1962...

Today is Friday !

 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: Blas Roca

(TIME Cover: April the 27th, 1962)

 Famous people born on the 27th of April:

1701 - King Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (d. 1773)
1822 - Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States (d. 1885)
1891 - Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (d. 1953)
1899 - Walter Lantz, American cartoonist, creator of Woody Woodpecker (d. 1994)
1948 - Kate Pierson, American singer (The B-52's)
1967 - Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

 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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