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November 9th, 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: George Walker

(TIME Cover: November the 4th, 1957)

 Famous people born on the 9th of November:

1841 - King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (d. 1910)
1877 - Allama Iqbal, Indian National poet of Pakistan (d. 1938)
1889 - Jean Monnet, French internationalist (d. 1979)
1913 - Hedy Lamarr, Austrian actress and inventor (d. 2000)
1934 - Carl Sagan, American astronomer and writer (d. 1996)
1951 - Lou Ferrigno, American bodybuilder and actor (Incredible Hulk tv series)
1955 - Karen Dotrice, British actress, famous for Mary Poppins

 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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