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February 26th, 1956...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Lisbon Antigua"
by Nelson Riddle

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 26th of February:

1361 - Wenceslaus, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia (d. 1419)
1802 - Victor Hugo, French writer (d. 1885)
1829 - Levi Strauss, German-born clothing designer (d. 1902)
1846 - Buffalo Bill, American pioneer, officer, and hunter (d. 1917)
1861 - King Ferdinand of Bulgaria (d. 1948)
1908 - Tex Avery, American cartoonist (d. 1980)
1909 - King Talal of Jordan (d. 1972)
1928 - Fats Domino, American musician
1928 - Anatoli Filipchenko, cosmonaut
1958 - Michel Houellebecq, French novelist

 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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