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December 27th, 1958...

Today is Saturday !

 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 27th of December:

1571 - Johannes Kepler, German astronomer (d. 1630)
1654 - Jacob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1705)
1717 - Pope Pius VI (d. 1799)
1773 - George Cayley, English scientist, inventor, and politician (d. 1857)
1822 - Louis Pasteur, French scientist (d. 1895)
1943 - Pete Quaife, British musician (Kinks)
1948 - Gérard Depardieu, French actor
1952 - David Knopfler, British musician (Dire Straits)

 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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