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February 5th, 1956...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Memories Are Made of This"
by Dean Martin

In the UK:
"Sixteen Tons"
by Tennessee Ernie Ford
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Missile, The

(TIME Cover: January the 30th, 1956)

 Famous people born on the 5th of February:

976 - Sanjo, Emperor of Japan (d. 1017)
1840 - John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish inventor (d. 1921)
1878 - André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (d. 1935)
1919 - Andreas Papandreou, Greek politician (d. 1996)
1940 - H.R. Giger, Swiss artist
1945 - Charlotte Rampling, British actress

 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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