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October 15th, 1957...

Today is Tuesday !

 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 15th of October:

70 BC - Virgil, Roman poet (d. 19 BC)
1542 - Akbar, Jellaladin Mahommed, Mughal Emperor (died 160
1844 - Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (d. 1900)
1893 - King Carol II of Romania (d. 1953)
1915 - Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli politician
1926 - Michel Foucault, French philosopher (d. 1984)
1946 - Richard Carpenter, American musician (Carpenters)
1959 - Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
1964 - Roberto Vittori, Italian astronaut
1968 - Didier Deschamps, French football player
2005 - Prince Christian of Denmark, Prince of Denmark

 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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