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February 22nd, 1964...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I Want to Hold Your Hand"
by The Beatles

In the UK:
by The Bachelors
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Leonid Brezhnev

(TIME Cover: February the 21st, 1964)

 Famous people born on the 22nd of February:

1040 - Rashi, French rabbi and commentator (d. 1105)
1403 - Charles VII of France (d. 1461)
1732 - George Washington, 1st President of the United States. (d. 1799)
1788 - Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (d. 1860)
1857 - Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, English founder of the Boy Scouts (d. 1941)
1857 - Heinrich Hertz, German physicist (d. 1894)
1921 - Jean-Bédel Bokassa, ruler of the Central African Republic (d. 1996)
1949 - Niki Lauda, Austrian race car driver

 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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