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April 2nd, 1964...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"She Loves You"
by The Beatles

In the UK:
"Little Children"
by Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: John Cheever

(TIME Cover: March the 27th, 1964)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of April:

1348 - Andronicus IV Palaeologus, Eastern Roman Emperor
1510 - Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (d. 1550)
1653 - Prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708)
1725 - Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer and writer (d. 1798)
1805 - Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (d. 1875)
1840 - Émile Zola, French novelist and critic (d. 1902)
1875 - Walter Chrysler, American automobile pioneer (d. 1940)
1891 - Max Ernst, German painter (d. 1976)
1928 - Serge Gainsbourg, French singer (d. 1991)
1939 - Marvin Gaye, American singer (d. 1984)
1961 - Keren Woodward, British singer (Bananarama)
1962 - Pierre Carles, French documentarist

 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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