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March 19th, 1957...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Young Love"
by Tab Hunter

In the UK:
"Young Love"
by Tab Hunter
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Carrol M. Shanks

(TIME Cover: March the 18th, 1957)

 Famous people born on the 19th of March:

1434 - Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1443)
1900 - Frédéric Joliot-Curie, French physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (d. 1958)
1933 - Philip Roth, American author
1936 - Ursula Andress, Swiss actress
1943 - Mario Monti, Italian politician
1947 - Glenn Close, American actress
1955 - Bruce Willis, 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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