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January 22nd, 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: Frank Pace Jr.

(TIME Cover: January the 20th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 22nd of January:

1440 - Ivan III of Russia (d. 1505)
1592 - Pierre Gassendi, French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist (d. 1655)
1788 - George Gordon, Lord Byron, English poet (d. 1824)
1908 - Lev Davidovich Landau, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1934 - Bill Bixby, American actor (d. 1993)
1960 - Michael Hutchence, Australian musician (INXS) (d. 1997)

 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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