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June 16th, 1957...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Love Letters In the Sand/Bernardine"
by Pat Boone

In the UK:
"Yes Tonight Josephine"
by Johnnie Ray
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Henry Heald

(TIME Cover: June the 10th, 1957)

 Famous people born on the 16th of June:

1139 - Emperor Konoe of Japan (d. 1155)
1612 - Murad IV, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1640)
1644 - Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of Scotland, England and Ireland and Duchess of Orléans (d. 1670)
1829 - Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)
1858 - King Gustaf V of Sweden (d. 1950)
1941 - Aldrich Ames, CIA officer and spy for the Soviet Union
1953 - Ian Mosley, British drummer (Marillion)

 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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