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December 18th, 1963...

Today is Wednesday !

 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 18th of December:

1507 - Ouchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)
1863 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (d. 1914)
1878 - Josef Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union (d. 1953)
1890 - Edwin Armstrong, American inventor (d. 1954)
1913 - Willy Brandt, Chancellor of Germany and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)
1934 - Boris Volynov, cosmonaut
1943 - Keith Richards, British guitarist (The Rolling Stones)
1946 - Steven Spielberg, American film director
1963 - Brad Pitt, American actor
1971 - Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Spanish tennis player
1978 - Katie Holmes, American actress
1980 - Christina Aguilera, American singer

 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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