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May 15th, 1958...

Today is Thursday !

 
 
 Number-one song in the charts today


In the USA:

"All I Have to Do Is Dream/Claudette"
by Everly Brothers

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

TIME Magazine: Harlow Curtice, Henry Ford and Lester Colbert

(TIME Cover: May the 12th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 15th of May:

1567 - (baptism) Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer (d. 1643)
1859 - Pierre Curie, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1906)
1898 - Arletty, French model and actress (d. 1992)
1937 - Madeleine Albright, 64th American Secretary of State
1948 - Brian Eno, English musician and record producer
1953 - Mike Oldfield, English composer
1959 - Andrew Eldritch, English singer and songwriter (The Sisters of Mercy)

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1958


Frederick Sanger
1918-

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

Gigi
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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