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October 17th, 1955...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Yellow Rose of Texas"
by Mitch Miller

In the UK:
"The Man From Laramie"
by Jimmy Young
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Ed Sullivan

(TIME Cover: October the 17th, 1955)

 Famous people born on the 17th of October:

1817 - Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual (d. 1898)
1912 - Pope John Paul I (d. 1978)
1915 - Arthur Miller, American playwright (d. 2005)
1918 - Rita Hayworth, American actress (d. 1987)
1920 - Montgomery Clift, American actor (d. 1966)
1956 - Mae Jemison, astronaut
1972 - Eminem, American rapper
1979 - Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish race car driver

 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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