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September 26th, 1964...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Oh, Pretty Woman"
by Roy Orbison

In the UK:
"I'm Into Something Good"
by Herman's Hermits
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Nuclear Issue, The

(TIME Cover: September the 25th, 1964)

 Famous people born on the 26th of September:

1870 - King Christian X of Denmark (d. 1947)
1889 - Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (d. 1976)
1897 - Pope Paul VI (d. 1978)
1898 - George Gershwin, American composer (d. 1937)
1907 - Anthony Blunt, English art historian and Soviet spy (d. 1983)
1936 - Winnie Mandela, South African anti-apartheid activist
1945 - Bryan Ferry, British singer
1972 - Shawn Stockman, American R&B singer (Boyz II Men)
1981 - Serena Williams, American tennis player

 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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