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June 6th, 1957...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

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

In the UK:
by Andy Williams
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Pedro Aramburu

(TIME Cover: June the 3rd, 1957)

 Famous people born on the 6th of June:

1436 - Regiomontanus, German mathematician (d. 1476)
1502 - King John III of Portugal (d. 1557)
1599 - Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (d. 1660)
1606 - Pierre Corneille, French dramatist (d. 1684)
1714 - King Joseph I of Portugal (d. 1777)
1872 - Tsarina Alexandra of Russia (d. 1918)
1934 - King Albert II of Belgium
1952 - Yukihiro Takahashi, Japanese musician and singer (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
1956 - Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player

 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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