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December 14th, 1955...

Today is Wednesday !

 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 14th of December:

1009 - Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045)
1503 - Nostradamus, French astrologer (d. 1566)
1546 - Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer (d. 1601)
1824 - Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (d. 1898)
1895 - King George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952)
1946 - Jane Birkin, British-born actress
1949 - Cliff Williams, British-born bassist (AC/DC)
1958 - Mike Scott, British singer and songwriter (The Waterboys)
1958 - Spider Stacy (Peter Richard Stacy), British-born tin whistle player (The Pogues)

 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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