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December 12th, 1955...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Sixteen Tons"
by Tennessee Ernie

In the UK:
"Rock Around The Clock"
by Bill Haley & His Comets
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Theodore F. Adams

(TIME Cover: December the 5th, 1955)

 Famous people born on the 12th of December:

1298 - Albert II of Austria (d. 1358)
1418 - Albert VI of Austria (d. 1463)
1821 - Gustave Flaubert, French writer (d. 1880)
1863 - Edvard Munch, Norwegian expressionist painter (d. 1944)
1915 - Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor (d. 1998)
1934 - Miguel de la Madrid, President of Mexico
1976 - Dan Hawkins, British guitarist (The Darkness)

 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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