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July 26th, 1955...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Rock Around the Clock"
by Bill Haley & His Comets

In the UK:
by Alma Cogan
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Nikolai Bulganin

(TIME Cover: July the 25th, 1955)

 Famous people born on the 26th of July:

1678 - Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1711)
1894 - Aldous Huxley, English-born author (d. 1963)
1908 - Salvador Allende, President of Chile (d. 1973)
1922 - Blake Edwards, American film director
1928 - Stanley Kubrick, American film director (d. 1999)
1943 - Mick Jagger, English musician (The Rolling Stones)
1949 - Roger Taylor, English musician (Queen)
1959 - Kevin Spacey, American actor

 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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