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February 27th, 1964...

Today is Thursday !

 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 27th of February:

272 - Constantine I, Roman emperor (d. 337)
1711 - Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (d. 1769)
1902 - John Steinbeck, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1928 - Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel
1930 - Joanne Woodward, American actress
1932 - Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress
1957 - Adrian Smith, English musician (Iron Maiden)

 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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