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October 20th, 1956...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog"
by Elvis Presley

In the UK:
"A Woman In Love"
by Frankie Laine
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Herman Tamadge

(TIME Cover: October the 15th, 1956)

 Famous people born on the 20th of October:

1469 - Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism (d. 1539)
1677 - Stanislaus I Leszczynski, King of Poland (d. 1766)
1819 - The Báb, Persian founder of the Bábí Faith (d. 1850)
1854 - Arthur Rimbaud, French poet (d. 1891)
1882 - Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born actor (d. 1956)
1891 - James Chadwick, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)
1897 - Crown Prince Eun of Korea (d. 1970)
1934 - Michiko, empress of Japan
1966 - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda leader (d. 2006)
1971 - Snoop Dogg, American rapper

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1956

Juan Ramón Jiménez

for his lyrical poetry, which in Spanish language constitutes an example of high spirit and artistical purity


Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1956

Around the World in 80 Days
directed by Michael Anderson
with david Niven (Phileas Fogg) and Cantinflass (Passepartout)

Designed in 1956

The Pedestral armchair with cushion
by Eero Saarinen


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