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January 10th, 1958...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"At the Hop"
by Danny and the Juniors

In the UK:
"Mary's Boy Child"
by Harry Belafonte
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Nikita Khrushchev

(TIME Cover: January the 6th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 10th of January:

1480 - Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands (d. 1530)
1836 - Charles Ingalls, father of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1902)
1865 - Mary Ingalls, elder sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1928)
1869 - Grigori Rasputin, Russian monk (d. 1916)
1883 - Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi, Russian writer (d. 1945)
1913 - Gustáv Husák, President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1991)
1916 - Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 2004)
1930 - Roy Edward Disney, American film executive
1944 - Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer
1945 - Rod Stewart, English singer
1953 - Pat Benatar, American singer

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1958

Frederick Sanger

for his work on the structure of proteins, especially that of insulin

United Kingdom
University of Cambridge - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1958

directed by Vincente Minnelli
with Leslie Caron (Gigi), Maurice Chevallier (Honore Lachaille) and Eva Gabor (Liane d'Exelmans)

Designed in 1958

The Egg Chair
by Arne Jacobsen


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