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February 14th, 1958...

Today is Friday !

 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 14th of February:

1483 - Zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, Moghul emperor of India (d. 1530)
1869 - Charles Wilson, Scottish physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1959)
1943 - Maceo Parker, American musician (P-Funk)
1944 - Alan Parker, British film director and writer
1946 - Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)

 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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