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April 18th, 1956...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Poor People of Paris"
by Les Baxter

In the UK:
"Poor People Of Paris"
by Winifred Atwell
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Philip Graham

(TIME Cover: April the 16th, 1956)

 Famous people born on the 18th of April:

1480 - Lucrezia Borgia, Florentine ruler and daughter of Pope Alexander VI (d. 1519)
1590 - Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617)
1905 - George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
1939 - Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran
1969 - Princess Sayako of Japan

 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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