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February 7th, 1959...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
by The Platters

In the UK:
"One Night / I Got Stung"
by Elvis Presley
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Congressional Leaders

(TIME Cover: February the 2nd, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 7th of February:

1102 - Empress Matilda, Princess of England and wife of Henry V of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1169)
1693 - Empress Anna of Russia (d. 1740)
1812 - Charles Dickens, English novelist (d. 1870)
1867 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (d. 1957)
1906 - Puyi, Emperor of China (d. 1967)
1962 - David Bryan, American musician (Bon Jovi)

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1959

Severo Ochoa

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

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

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1959

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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