kakorama: a ride into the past


January 5th, 1958...

Today is Sunday !

 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 5th of January:

1209 - Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1272)
1548 - Francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian (d. 1617)
1587 - Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer (d. 1641)
1592 - Shah Jahan, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1666)
1846 - Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1926)
1855 - King Camp Gillette, American inventor (d. 1932)
1876 - Konrad Adenauer, German statesman (d. 1967)
1931 - Alvin Ailey, American choreographer (d. 1989)
1932 - Umberto Eco, Italian writer
1940 - Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician
1941 - Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese film maker
1946 - Diane Keaton, American actress
1969 - Marilyn Manson, American singer

 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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