kakorama: a ride into the past


April 5th, 1959...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Frankie Avalon

In the UK:
"Side Saddle"
by Russ Conway
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Michiko Shoda

(TIME Cover: March the 23rd, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 5th of April:

1288 - Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336)
1479 - Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru (d. 1574)
1732 - Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French artist (d. 1806)
1908 - Bette Davis, American actress (d. 1989)
1908 - Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (d. 1989)
1916 - Gregory Peck, American actor (d. 2003)
1937 - Colin Powell, U.S. Secretary of State
1942 - Peter Greenaway, Welsh film director
1950 - Agnetha Fältskog, Swedish singer (ABBA)

 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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