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June 30th, 1968...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"This Guy's in Love with You"
by Herb Alpert

In the UK:
"Jumping Jack Flash"
by The Rolling Stones
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Aretha Franklin, Singer

(TIME Cover: June the 28th, 1968)

 Famous people born on the 30th of June:

1470 - Charles VIII of France (d. 1498)
1917 - Susan Hayward, American actress (d. 1975)
1943 - Florence Ballard, American singer (The Supremes) (d. 1976)
1953 - Hal Lindes, English-American musician (Dire Straits)
1959 - Brendan Perry, English musician (Dead Can Dance)
1966 - Mike Tyson, American boxer
1975 - Ralf Schumacher, German race car driver
1982 - Andy Knowles, English musician (Franz Ferdinand)

 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

Bob Dylan / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 12, June 23, 1968



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