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February 20th, 1956...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Rock and Roll Waltz"
by Kay Starr

In the UK:
"Memories Are Made Of This"
by Dean Martin
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Governor Frank Lausche

(TIME Cover: February the 20th, 1956)

 Famous people born on the 20th of February:

1888 - Georges Bernanos, French writer (d. 1948)
1901 - Muhammad Naguib, President of Egypt (d. 1984)
1925 - Robert Altman, American film director
1927 - Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2005)
1927 - Sidney Poitier, American actor
1966 - Cindy Crawford, American model

 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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