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January 13th, 1958...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"At the Hop"
by Danny and the Juniors

In the UK:
"Great Balls Of Fire"
by Jerry Lee Lewis
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Neil McElroy

(TIME Cover: January the 13th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 13th of January:

1334 - King Henry II of Castile (d. 1379)
1927 - Sydney Brenner, British Nobel Laureate
1948 - Gaj Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur
1954 - Trevor Rabin, South African guitarist (Yes)
1958 - Andrew Stanton, American actor and director
1970 - Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (d. 2004)

 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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