kakorama: a ride into the past


April 19th, 1958...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by The Champs

In the UK:
"Magic Moments"
by Perry Como
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: John Gunther

(TIME Cover: April the 14th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 19th of April:

1320 - King Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)
1452 - King Ferdinand II of Aragon (d. 1504)
1793 - Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria (d. 1875)
1903 - Eliot Ness, American lawman (d. 1957)
1968 - Mswati III, King of Swaziland
1972 - Rivaldo, Brazilian footballer

 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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