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April 7th, 1959...

Today is Tuesday !

 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: George Romney

(TIME Cover: April the 6th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 7th of April:

1652 - Pope Clement XII (d. 1740)
1860 - Will Keith Kellogg, American cereal manufacturer (d. 1951)
1893 - Allen Dulles, American Central Intelligence Agency director (d. 1969)
1915 - Billie Holiday, American singer (d. 1959)
1920 - Ravi Shankar, Indian sitar player
1939 - Francis Ford Coppola, American film director
1944 - Gerhard Schröder, Chancellor of Germany
1945 - Joël Robuchon, French chef

 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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