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October 30th, 1963...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Sugar Shack"
by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs

In the UK:
"Do You Love Me"
by Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Sir Alec Douglas-Home

(TIME Cover: October the 25th, 1963)

 Famous people born on the 30th of October:

1218 - Emperor Chukyo of Japan (d. 1234)
1735 - John Adams, American revolutionary leader and President of the United States (d. 1826)
1821 - Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian writer (d. 1881)
1871 - Paul Valery, French poet (d. 1945)
1939 - Grace Slick, American singer (Jefferson Airplane)
1945 - Henry Winkler, American actor
1947 - Timothy B. Schmit, bass guitarist (Eagles)
1960 - Diego Armando Maradona, Argentine footballe

 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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