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March 16th, 1963...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Walk Like a Man"
by The Four Seasons

In the UK:
"Summer Holiday"
by Cliff Richard & The Shadows
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Richard J. Daley

(TIME Cover: March the 15th, 1963)

 Famous people born on the 16th of March:

1751 - James Madison, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)
1789 - Georg Simon Ohm, German physicist (d. 1854)
1800 - Emperor Ninko of Japan (d. 1846)
1925 - Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the contraceptive pill (d. 2004).
1926 - Jerry Lewis, American comedian
1932 - Walter Cunningham, astronaut
1953 - Isabelle Huppert, French actress

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1963

Maria Goeppert-Mayer

with J. Hans D. Jensen, for their discoveries concerning nuclear shell structure

University of California - La Jolla, CA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1963 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1963

Tom Jones
directed by Tony Richardson
with Albert Finney (Tom Jones) and Diane Cilento (Molly)

Designed in 1963

The Djinn chaise lounge
by Olivier Mourgue


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