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March 6th, 1959...

Today is Friday !

 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: Harry Belafonte

(TIME Cover: March the 2nd, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 6th of March:

1405 - King John II of Castile (d. 1454)
1475 - Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian painter (d. 1564)
1903 - Empress Nagako of Japan (d. 2000)
1928 - Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian writer, Nobel Prize laureate
1946 - David Gilmour, British musician (Pink Floyd)

 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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