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December 4th, 1955...

Today is Sunday !

 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: Julie Harris

(TIME Cover: November the 28th, 1955)

 Famous people born on the 4th of December:

1849 - Crazy Horse, Oglala Sioux chief (d. 1877)
1866 (O.S.) - Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-born painter (d. 1944)
1892 - Francisco Franco, dictator of Spain (d. 1975)
1940 - John Cale, Welsh musician (The Velvet Underground)
1944 - Dennis Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys) (d. 1983)
1963 - Sergei Bubka, Ukrainian pole vaulter

 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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