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December 23rd, 1958...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)"
by David Seville and The Chipmunks

In the UK:
"It's Only Make Believe"
by Conway Twitty
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Mao Tse-Tung

(TIME Cover: December the 1st, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 23rd of December:

245 - Zenobia, the queen of Palmyra
1537 - King John III of Sweden (d. 1592)
1750 - King Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (d. 1827)
1777 - Tsar Alexander I of Russia (d. 1825)
1790 - Jean François Champollion, French Egyptologist (d. 1832)
1864 - Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (d. 1890)
1918 - Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of Germany
1933 - Akihito, Emperor of Japan
1943 - Silvia Sommerlath, Queen of Sweden
1951 - Anthony Phillips, British guitarist (Genesis)
1956 - Dave Murray, English guitarist (Iron Maiden)
1956 - Michele Alboreto, Italian Formula one driver (d. 2001)
1964 - Eddie Vedder, American musician (Pearl Jam)

 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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