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June 13th, 1958...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Purple People Eater"
by Sheb Wooley

In the UK:
"Who's Sorry Now"
by Connie Francis
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Michael Stepovich

(TIME Cover: June the 9th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 13th of June:

823 - Charles the Bald, Holy Roman Emperor and King of the West Franks (d. 877)
1773 - Thomas Young, English scientist (d. 1829)
1884 - Gerald Gardner, British occultist (d. 1964)
1888 - Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet (d. 1935)
1911 - Erwin Müller, German-born physicist (d. 1977)
1935 - Christo, Bulgarian artist
1943 - Malcolm McDowell, English actor
1968 - David Gray, British singer and songwriter

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1958

Frederick Sanger

for his work on the structure of proteins, especially that of insulin

United Kingdom
University of Cambridge - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1958

directed by Vincente Minnelli
with Leslie Caron (Gigi), Maurice Chevallier (Honore Lachaille) and Eva Gabor (Liane d'Exelmans)

Designed in 1958

The Egg Chair
by Arne Jacobsen


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