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January 19th, 1955...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Mr. Sandman"
by The Chordettes

In the UK:
"Mambo Italiano"
by Rosemary Clooney
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Senator Wayne Morse and Senator Neuberger

(TIME Cover: January the 17th, 1955)

 Famous people born on the 19th of January:

399 - Pulcheria, Byzantine empress (d. 453)
1544 - King Francis II of France (d. 1560)
1809 - Edgar Allan Poe, American writer and poet (d. 1849)
1839 - Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906)
1921 - Patricia Highsmith, American author (d. 1995)
1923 - Markus Wolf, German spy
1943 - Janis Joplin, American singer (d. 1970)
1943 - Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
1947 - Rod Evans, founding member of Deep Purple
1949 - Robert Palmer, English singer and guitarist (d. 2003)
1966 - Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player

 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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