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December 14th, 1956...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Singing the Blues"
by Guy Mitchell

In the UK:
"Just Walkin' In The Rain"
by Johnnie Ray
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Dag Hammarskjold

(TIME Cover: November the 26th, 1956)

 Famous people born on the 14th of December:

1009 - Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045)
1503 - Nostradamus, French astrologer (d. 1566)
1546 - Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer (d. 1601)
1824 - Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (d. 1898)
1895 - King George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952)
1946 - Jane Birkin, British-born actress
1949 - Cliff Williams, British-born bassist (AC/DC)
1958 - Mike Scott, British singer and songwriter (The Waterboys)
1958 - Spider Stacy (Peter Richard Stacy), British-born tin whistle player (The Pogues)

 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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