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October 31st, 1963...

Today is Thursday !

 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 31st of October:

1345 - King Fernando I of Portugal (d. 1383)
1391 - King Duarte of Portugal (d. 1438)
1424 - King Wladislaus III of Poland (d. 1444)
1632 - (baptism) Johannes Vermeer, Flemish painter (d. 1675)
1705 - Pope Clement XIV (d. 1774)
1860 - Juliette Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts (d. 1927)
1887 - Chiang Kai-shek, Nationalist Chinese leader, former Republic of China president (d. 1975)
1922 - King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia
1930 - Michael Collins, astronaut
1936 - Michael Landon, American actor (d. 1991)
1952 - Bernard Edwards, American bass player (CHIC) (d. 1996)
1961 - Larry Mullen, Irish drummer (U2)
1966 - Adam Horovitz, American singer (Beastie Boys)

 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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