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April 29th, 1964...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Can't Buy Me Love"
by The Beatles

In the UK:
"World Without Love"
by Peter & Gordon
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Vladimir I. Lenin

(TIME Cover: April the 24th, 1964)

 Famous people born on the 29th of April:

534 - Taliesin, the bard, Welsh poet, according to legend in Mabinogion
1854 - Henri Poincaré, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1912)
1899 - Duke Ellington, American jazz pianist and bandleader (d. 1974)
1901 - Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (d. 1989)
1954 - Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian
1958 - Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress
1970 - Andre Agassi, American tennis player
1970 - Uma Thurman, American actress

 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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