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February 23rd, 1958...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

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

In the UK:
"The Story Of My Life"
by Michael Holliday
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Wernher von Braun

(TIME Cover: February the 17th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 23rd of February:

1417 - Pope Paul II (d. 1471)
1646 - Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)
1685 - Georg Friedrich Handel, German/British Baroque composer (d. 1759)
1743 - Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812
1940 - Peter Fonda, American actor
1954 - Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine

 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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