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February 12th, 1958...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Don't/I Beg Of You"
by Elvis Presley

In the UK:
"Jailhouse Rock"
by Elvis Presley
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Willie Hartack

(TIME Cover: February the 10th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 12th of February:

1074 - Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (d. 1101)
1218 - Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (d. 1256)
1809 - Charles Darwin, English naturalist (d. 1882)
1809 - Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (d. 1865)
1933 - Costa-Gavras, Greek-born director and writer
1939 - Ray Manzarek, American keyboardist (The Doors)
1942 - Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel
1950 - Steve Hackett, British musician (Genesis)

 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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