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August 19th, 1957...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear/Loving You"
by Elvis Presley

In the UK:
"All Shook Up"
by Elvis Presley
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Alfried Krupp

(TIME Cover: August the 19th, 1957)

 Famous people born on the 19th of August:

1596 - Elizabeth of Bohemia (d. 1662)
1883 - Coco Chanel, French clothing designer (d. 1971)
1921 - Gene Roddenberry, American television producer (d. 1991)
1946 - Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States
1951 - John Deacon, English musician (Queen)
1963 - Joey Tempest, Swedish singer (Europe)
1969 - Matthew Perry, Canadian actor
1973 - Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway
1973 - Marco Materazzi, Italian football

 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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