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December 26th, 1955...

Today is Monday !

 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 26th of December:

1194 - Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1250)
1791 - Charles Babbage, English mathematician and inventor (d. 1871)
1891 - Henry Miller, American writer (d. 1980)
1893 - Mao Zedong, Chinese military leader and politician (d. 1976)
1937 - Jay Heimowitz, American poker player
1963 - Lars Ulrich, Danish-born drummer (Metallica)

 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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