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October 2nd, 1963...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Blue Velvet"
by Bobby Vinton

In the UK:
"She Loves You"
by The Beatles
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Governor George Wallace

(TIME Cover: September the 27th, 1963)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of October:

1452 - King Richard III of England (d. 1485)
1737 - Francis Hopkinson, American author and signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1791)
1798 - King Charles Albert of Sardinia (d. 1849)
1869 - Mahatma Gandhi, Bapu, Indian political leader, Father of the Nation (d. 1948)
1890 - Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (d. 1977)
1904 - Graham Greene, British novelist (d. 1991)
1950 - Michael Rutherford, British musician (Genesis)
1951 - Sting, British musician and actor
1968 - Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player

 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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