kakorama: a ride into the past


December 7th, 1958...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"To Know Him is to Love Him"
by Teddy Bears

In the UK:
"Hoots Mon"
by Lord Rockingham's XI
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Mao Tse-Tung

(TIME Cover: December the 1st, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 7th of December:

1545 - Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, consort of Mary I of Scotland (d. 1567)
1905 - Gerard Kuiper, Dutch-born American astronomer (d. 1973)
1924 - Mário Soares, President of Portugal
1949 - Tom Waits, American singer, composer, and actor
2003 - Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands

 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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