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December 22nd, 1955...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Sixteen Tons"
by Tennessee Ernie

In the UK:
"Christmas Alphabet"
by Dickie Valentine
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Theodore F. Adams

(TIME Cover: December the 5th, 1955)

 Famous people born on the 22nd of December:

1178 - Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185)
1639 - Jean Racine, French dramatist (d. 1699)
1666 - Guru Gobind Singh, Sikh guru (d. 1708)
1690 - Meidingnu Pamheiba, King of Manipur (d. 1751)
1858 - Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (d. 1924)
1898 - Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Russian physicist (d. 1974)
1942 - Dick Parry, English musician (Pink Floyd)
1949 - Maurice Gibb, English musician (The Bee Gees) (d. 2003)
1949 - Robin Gibb, English musician (The Bee Gees)
1972 - Vanessa Paradis, French singer and actress
1974 - Heather Donahue, American actress, famous for her role in The Blair Witch Project

 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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