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February 8th, 1957...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Singing the Blues"
by Guy Mitchell

In the UK:
"Singing The Blues (tied for one week)"
by Guy Mitchell
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Lenoard Bernstein

(TIME Cover: February the 4th, 1957)

 Famous people born on the 8th of February:

412 - Proclus, Greek philosopher (d. 487)
1191 - Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)
1291 - King Afonso IV of Portugal (d. 1357)
1700 - Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (d. 1782)
1720 - Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750)
1828 - Jules Verne, French author (d. 1905)
1834 - Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist (d. 1907)
1931 - James Dean, American actor (d. 1955)
1974 - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French disc jockey (Daft Punk)

 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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