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September 5th, 1964...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The House of the Rising Sun"
by The Animals

In the UK:
"Have I The Right"
by The Honeycombs
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert H. Humphrey

(TIME Cover: September the 4th, 1964)

 Famous people born on the 5th of September:

1187 - Louis VIII of France (d. 1226)
1638 - Louis XIV of France (d. 1715)
1847 - Jesse James, American outlaw (d. 1882)
1929 - Andrian Nikolayev, cosmonaut
1942 - Raquel Welch, American actress
1946 - Freddie Mercury, Zanzibar-born singer and songwriter (Queen) (d. 1991)
1973 - Rose McGowan, Italian-born 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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