kakorama: a ride into the past


January 3rd, 1958...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"April Love"
by Pat Boone

In the UK:
"Mary's Boy Child"
by Harry Belafonte
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Senator John Kennedy

(TIME Cover: December the 2nd, 1957)

 Famous people born on the 3rd of January:

106 BC - Cicero, Roman statesman and philosopher (d. 43 BC)
1196 - Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1231)
1892 - J. R. R. Tolkien, British writer (d. 1973)
1929 - Sergio Leone, Italian director (d. 1989)
1946 - Victoria Principal, American actress
1946 - John Paul Jones, British musician (Led Zeppelin)
1956 - Mel Gibson, American actor
1969 - Michael Schumacher, German race car driver
1975 - Thomas Bangalter, French DJ (Daft Punk)

 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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