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January 30th, 1958...

Today is Thursday !

 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 30th of January:

133 - Marcus Severus Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
1841 - Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (d. 1899)
1882 - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd. President of the United States (d. 1945)
1894 - King Boris III of Bulgaria (d. 1943)
1927 - Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1986)
1941 - Dick Cheney, 46th Vice President of the United States
1951 - Phil Collins, English musician
1962 - Abdullah II of Jordan
1968 - Prince Felipe of Spain

 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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