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January 12th, 1955...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Mr. Sandman"
by The Chordettes

In the UK:
"Finger Of Suspicion"
by Dickie Valentine
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Great Bull Market

(TIME Cover: January the 10th, 1955)

 Famous people born on the 12th of January:

1628 - Charles Perrault, French folklorist (d. 1703)
1876 - Jack London, American author (d. 1916)
1902 - Saud of Saudi Arabia (d. 1969)
1907 - Sergei Korolev, Russian rocket scientist (d. 1966)
1949 - Haruki Murakami, Japanese novelist
1959 - Blixa Bargeld, German singer (Einstürzende Neubauten)
1989 - Zeeshan Aslam, Pakistani Prince

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1955

Willis Eugene Lamb

for his discoveries concerning the fine structure of the hydrogen spectrum

Stanford University - Stanford, CA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1955

directed by Delbert Mann
with Ernest Borgnine (Marty Pilletti), Joe Mantell (Angie) and Betsy Blair (Clara Snyder)

Designed in 1955

The Lounge chair
by Herbert Hirche


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