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April 23rd, 1964...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Can't Buy Me Love"
by The Beatles

In the UK:
"Can't Buy Me Love"
by The Beatles
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Lee Iacocca

(TIME Cover: April the 17th, 1964)

 Famous people born on the 23rd of April:

1185 - King Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1223)
1564 - William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright [uncertain] (d. 1616)
1676 - King Frederick I of Sweden (d. 1751)
1791 - James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States (d. 1868)
1858 - Max Planck, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
1928 - Shirley Temple, American actress
1936 - Roy Orbison, American singer and musician (d. 1988)
1954 - Michael Moore, American filmmaker
1960 - Steve Clark, English guitarist (Def Leppard) (d. 1991)

 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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