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February 17th, 1964...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I Want to Hold Your Hand"
by The Beatles

In the UK:
"Needles & Pins"
by The Searchers
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Marina Oswald

(TIME Cover: February the 14th, 1964)

 Famous people born on the 17th of February:

1723 - Tobias Mayer, German astronomer (d. 1762)
1817 - King William III of the Netherlands (d, 1890)
1874 - Thomas J. Watson, American computer manufacturer (d. 1956)
1888 - Otto Stern, German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1969)
1972 - Taylor Hawkins, American musician (Foo Fighters)
1972 - Philippe Candeloro, French figure skater

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1964

Jean-Paul Sartre

for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age


Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1964 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1964

My Fair Lady
directed by George Cukor
with Rex Harrison (Professor Henry Higgins), Stanley Holloway (Alfred P. Doolittle) and Gladys Cooper (Mrs. Higgins)

Designed in 1964

The Telephone 'Grillo'
by Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper


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