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March 31st, 1969...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Tommy Roe

In the UK:
"I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
by Marvin Gaye
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Nguyen Van Thieu

(TIME Cover: March the 28th, 1969)

 Famous people born on the 31st of March:

250 - Constantius Chlorus, Roman Emperor (d. 306)
1499 - Pope Pius IV (d. 1565)
1519 - King Henry II of France (d. 1559)
1536 - Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Japanese shogun (d. 1565)
1596 - René Descartes, French mathematician (d. 1650)
1675 - Pope Benedict XIV (d. 1758)
1723 - King Frederick V of Denmark (d. 1766)
1732 - Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer (d. 1809)
1914 - Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
1948 - Al Gore, Vice President of the United States
1955 - Angus Young, Scottish-born musician (AC/DC)
1974 - Stefan Olsdal, Swedish bassist (Placebo)

 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

Janis Joplin / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 29, March 15, 1969



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