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February 14th, 1969...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Crimson and Clover"
by Tommy James & the Shondells

In the UK:
"Blackberry Way"
by The Move
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Henry Kissinger

(TIME Cover: February the 14th, 1969)

 Famous people born on the 14th of February:

1483 - Zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, Moghul emperor of India (d. 1530)
1869 - Charles Wilson, Scottish physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1959)
1943 - Maceo Parker, American musician (P-Funk)
1944 - Alan Parker, British film director and writer
1946 - Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1969

Samuel Beckett

for his writing, which - in new forms for the novel and drama - in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation


Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1969 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1969

Midnight Cowboy
directed by John Schlesinger
with Dustin Hoffman (Ratso Rizzo), Jon Voight (Joe Buck) and Sylvia Miles (Cass)

Designed in 1969

The Atomic floor lamp
by J.T. Kalmar

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Rob Tyner / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 25, January 4, 1969



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