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July 17th, 1964...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I Get Around"
by The Beach Boys

In the UK:
"House Of The Rising Sun"
by The Animals
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: William Faulkner

(TIME Cover: July the 17th, 1964)

 Famous people born on the 17th of July:

1487 - Ismail I, Shah of Persia (d. 1524)
1831 - Xianfeng, Emperor of China (d. 1861)
1947 - Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
1952 - David Hasselhoff, American actor and musician
1954 - Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
1963 - Letsie III, King of Lesotho

 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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