kakorama: a ride into the past


September 30th, 1964...

Today is Wednesday !

 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 30th of September:

1207 - Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)
1227 - Pope Nicholas IV (d. 1292)
1898 - Princess Charlotte of Monaco (d. 1977)
1924 - Truman Capote, American author (d. 1984)
1928 - Elie Wiesel, Romanian Holocaust survivor, author, and lecturer, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1945 - Salaheddin Ali Nader Shah Angha, 42nd Present Sufi Master of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi order
1945 - Ehud Olmert, twelfth Prime Minister of Israel.
1964 - Monica Bellucci, Italian 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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