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January 27th, 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:
"Jailhouse Rock"
by Elvis Presley
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: James Hagerty

(TIME Cover: January the 27th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 27th of January:

1756 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer (d. 1791)
1832 - Lewis Carroll, English author (d. 1898)
1850 - Edward J. Smith, English captain of the Titanic (d. 1912)
1859 - Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany (d. 1941)
1944 - Nick Mason, English musician (Pink Floyd)
1961 - Gillian Gilbert, British musician (New Order)

 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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