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July 27th, 1964...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Rag Doll"
by The Four Seasons

In the UK:
"A Hard Day's Night"
by The Beatles
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Barry Goldwater

(TIME Cover: July the 24th, 1964)

 Famous people born on the 27th of July:

1667 - Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1748)
1768 - Charlotte Corday, French aristocrat who killed Jean-Paul Marat (d. 1793)
1835 - Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1907)
1938 - Gary Gygax, American role-playing game creator
1960 - Jay Maynard, Internet celebrity (Tron Guy)

 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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