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October 30th, 1968...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Hey Jude"
by The Beatles

In the UK:
"Those Were The Days"
by Mary Hopkin
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Aristotle and Jackie Kennedy Onassis

(TIME Cover: October the 25th, 1968)

 Famous people born on the 30th of October:

1218 - Emperor Chukyo of Japan (d. 1234)
1735 - John Adams, American revolutionary leader and President of the United States (d. 1826)
1821 - Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian writer (d. 1881)
1871 - Paul Valery, French poet (d. 1945)
1939 - Grace Slick, American singer (Jefferson Airplane)
1945 - Henry Winkler, American actor
1947 - Timothy B. Schmit, bass guitarist (Eagles)
1960 - Diego Armando Maradona, Argentine footballe

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1968

Luis Walter Alvarez

for his decisive contributions to elementary particle physics, in particular the discovery of a large number of resonance states, made possible through his development of the technique of using hydrogen bubble chamber and data analysis

University of California - Berkeley, CA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1968 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1968

directed by Carol Reed
with Ron Moody (Fagin) and Jack Wild (The Artful Dodger)

Designed in 1968

The Bouloum chaise
by Olivier Mourgue

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Mick Jagger / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 19, October 12, 1968



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