kakorama: a ride into the past


January 19th, 1958...

Today is Sunday !

 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 19th of January:

399 - Pulcheria, Byzantine empress (d. 453)
1544 - King Francis II of France (d. 1560)
1809 - Edgar Allan Poe, American writer and poet (d. 1849)
1839 - Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906)
1921 - Patricia Highsmith, American author (d. 1995)
1923 - Markus Wolf, German spy
1943 - Janis Joplin, American singer (d. 1970)
1943 - Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
1947 - Rod Evans, founding member of Deep Purple
1949 - Robert Palmer, English singer and guitarist (d. 2003)
1966 - Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player

 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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