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February 17th, 1968...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Love is Blue"
by Paul Mauriat

In the UK:
"Mighty Quinn"
by Manfred Mann
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: John Galbraith

(TIME Cover: February the 16th, 1968)

 Famous people born on the 17th of February:

1723 - Tobias Mayer, German astronomer (d. 1762)
1817 - King William III of the Netherlands (d, 1890)
1874 - Thomas J. Watson, American computer manufacturer (d. 1956)
1888 - Otto Stern, German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1969)
1972 - Taylor Hawkins, American musician (Foo Fighters)
1972 - Philippe Candeloro, French figure skater

 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

Beatles, The / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 3, December 13, 1967



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