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January 15th, 1958...

Today is Wednesday !

 
 
 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 15th of January:

1342 - Philip II, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1404)
1432 - King Afonso V of Portugal (d. 1481)
1481 - Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1511)
1622 - Molière, French playwright (d. 1673)
1809 - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French anarchist (d. 1865)
1906 - Aristotle Onassis, Greek businessman (d. 1975)
1909 - Jean Bugatti, German-born automobile designer (d. 1939)
1918 - Gamal Abdal Nasser, President of Egypt (d. 1970)
1929 - Martin Luther King Jr, American civil rights leader, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
1950 - Marius Trésor, French footballer
1975 - Mary Pierce, American tennis player

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1958


Frederick Sanger
1918-

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

Gigi
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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