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April 29th, 1958...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Witch Doctor"
by David Seville

In the UK:
"Whole Lotta Woman"
by Marvin Rainwater
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Alec Guinness

(TIME Cover: April the 21st, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 29th of April:

534 - Taliesin, the bard, Welsh poet, according to legend in Mabinogion
1854 - Henri Poincaré, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1912)
1899 - Duke Ellington, American jazz pianist and bandleader (d. 1974)
1901 - Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (d. 1989)
1954 - Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian
1958 - Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress
1970 - Andre Agassi, American tennis player
1970 - Uma Thurman, American actress

 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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