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April 25th, 1958...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Twilight Time"
by The Platters

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

TIME Magazine: Alec Guinness

(TIME Cover: April the 21st, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 25th of April:

32 - Marcus Salvius Otho, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
1214 - King Louis IX of France (d. 1270)
1228 - Conrad IV of Germany (d. 1254)
1284 - King Edward II of England (d. 1327)
1874 - Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (d. 1937)
1917 - Ella Fitzgerald, American singer (d. 1996)
1940 - Al Pacino, American actor
1945 - Björn Ulvaeus, Swedish singer and songwriter (ABBA)

 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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