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October 14th, 1957...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Wake Up Little Susie"
by Everly Brothers

In the UK:
by Paul Anka
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: U.S. Repairman, The

(TIME Cover: October the 14th, 1957)

 Famous people born on the 14th of October:

1257 - King Przemysl II of Poland (d. 1296)
1493 - Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (d. 1568)
1630 - Sophia of Hanover (d. 1714)
1633 - James II of England and VII of Scotland (d. 1701)
1643 - Bahadur Shah I, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1712)
1784 - King Ferdinand VII of Spain (d. 1833)
1890 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. general and 34th President of the United States (d. 1969)
1927 - Roger Moore, English actor
1930 - Joseph Mobutu, President of Zaire (d. 1997)
1938 - Empress Farah Diba of Iran
1939 - Ralph Lauren, American fashion designer
1940 - Cliff Richard, British singer
1958 - Thomas Dolby, British musician

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1957

Albert Camus

for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times


Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1957

The Bridge on the River Kwai
directed by David Lean
with Alec Guinness (Colonel Nicholson) and Sessue Hayakawa (Saito)

Designed in 1957

The Wall clock, model 2237
by George Nelson


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