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February 24th, 1959...

Today is Tuesday !

 
 
 Number-one song in the charts today


In the USA:

"Stagger Lee"
by Lloyd Price

In the UK:
"As I Love You"
by Shirley Bassey
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Telephone Man, The

(TIME Cover: February the 23rd, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 24th of February:

1103 - Emperor Toba of Japan (d. 1156)
1500 - Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1558)
1786 - Wilhelm Grimm, German philologist and folklorist (d. 1859)
1955 - Steve Jobs, American computer pioneer
1955 - Alain Prost, French race car driver
1958 - Plastic Bertrand, Belgian 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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