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November 2nd, 1957...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Jailhouse Rock/Treat Me Nice"
by Elvis Presley

In the UK:
"That'll Be The Day"
by The Crickets
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Ludwig Erhard

(TIME Cover: October the 28th, 1957)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of November:

1082 - Emperor Huizong of China (d. 1135)
1709 - Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (d. 1759)
1755 - Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (d. 1793)
1795 - James Knox Polk, 11th President of the United States (d. 1849)
1844 - Mehmed V, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1918)
1865 - Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States (d. 1923)
1877 - Aga Khan III, Shia Imam (d. 1957)
1906 - Luchino Visconti, Italian director (d. 1976)
1913 - Burt Lancaster, American actor (d. 1994)
1920 - Ann Rutherford, American actress
1938 - Queen Sofia of Spain
1941 - Bruce Welch, English musician and songwriter (The Shadows)
1942 - Stefanie Powers, American actress
1966 - David Schwimmer, American actor

 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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