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December 28th, 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 28th of December:

1164 - Emperor Rokujo of Japan (d. 1176)
1522 - Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583)
1856 - Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1924)
1882 - Arthur Eddington, British astronomer and physicist (d. 1944)
1903 - John von Neumann, Hungarian-born mathematician (d. 1957)
1931 - Guy Debord, French writer and filmmaker (d. 1994)
1938 - Charles Neville, American musician (Neville Brothers)
1969 - Linus Torvalds, Finnish computer programmer

 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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