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October 24th, 1959...

Today is Saturday !

 
 
 Number-one song in the charts today


In the USA:

"Mack the Knife"
by Bobby Darin

In the UK:
"Mack The Knife"
by Bobby Darin
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Harold Macmillian

(TIME Cover: October the 19th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 24th of October:

51 - Domitian, Roman Emperor (d. 96)
1503 - Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany, wife of Charles I of Spain
1901 - Gilda Gray, Polish-born American actress and dancer (d. 1959)
1915 - Bob Kane, American cartoonist (d. 1998)
1930 - Sultan Ahmad Shah, King of Malaysia
1932 - Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1936 - Bill Wyman, English musician (The Rolling Stones)
1940 - Martin Campbell, New Zealand film director
1980 - Monica, American singer

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1959


Severo Ochoa
1905-1993

with Arthur Kornberg, for their discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid

USA
New York University, College of Medicine - New York, NY, USA



Photo: nobelprize.org


     
Oscar of the best picture in 1959

Ben-Hur
directed by William Wyler
with Charlton Heston (Judah Ben-Hur) and Hugh Griffith (Sheik Ilderim)

Designed in 1959

The Orange slice
by Pierre Paulin

 
 
 
     

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