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December 31st, 1958...

Today is Wednesday !

 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 31st of December:

1378 - Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)
1491 - Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)
1514 - Vesalius, Flemish anatomist (d. 1564)
1572 - Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)
1830 - Isma'il Pasha, Governor of Egypt (d. 1895)
1869 - Henri Matisse, French painter (d. 1954)
1937 - Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor
1942 - Andy Summers, British musician (The Police)
1943 - Ben Kingsley, English actor
1948 - Donna Summer, American singer
1951 - Tom Hamilton, American musician (Aerosmith)
1963 - Scott Ian, American musician (Anthrax)

 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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