kakorama: a ride into the past


December 17th, 1963...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by The Singing Nun

In the UK:
"I Want To Hold Your Hand"
by The Beatles
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Dean Rusk

(TIME Cover: December the 6th, 1963)

 Famous people born on the 17th of December:

1239 - Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256)
1267 - Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)
1734 - Maria I of Portugal, Portuguese queen (d. 1816)
1888 - King Alexander I of Yugoslavia (d. 1934)
1908 - Willard Frank Libby, American chemist and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)
1939 - Eddie Kendricks, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1992)
1941 - Gene Clark, American singer and songwriter (The Byrds) (d. 1991)
1956 - Mike Mills, American bassist (R.E.M.)

 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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