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April 6th, 1956...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Poor People of Paris"
by Les Baxter

In the UK:
"Rock And Roll Waltz"
by Kay Starr
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: King Hussein

(TIME Cover: April the 2nd, 1956)

 Famous people born on the 6th of April:

1483 - Raphael, Italian painter and architect (d. 1520)
1671 - Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (d. 1741)
1820 - Nadar, French photographer (d. 1910)
1903 - Doc Edgerton, American electrical engineer (d. 1990)
1928 - James D. Watson, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1965 - Frank Black, American singer/songwriter (Pixies)

 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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