Pat's Oscar


Roald Dahl completes The Magic Finger and his wife Patricia Neal wins an Oscar for Hud



In 1963 Roald Dahl completes another story for children, The Almost Ducks, which is later published as The Magic Finger.

In April, his wife Patricia Neal wins an Oscar for her performance in Hud.

May 1963 sees the first recorded use of the Wade-Dahl-Till valve, developed by Roald in conjunction with engineer Stanley Wade and neurosurgeon Kenneth Till, fitted by Till in an operation on a one-year-old child.

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