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May 20th, 1958...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

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

In the UK:
"Who's Sorry Now"
by Connie Francis
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Van Cliburn

(TIME Cover: May the 19th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 20th of May:

1799 - Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (d. 1850)
1883 - King Faisal I of Iraq (d. 1933)
1894 - Chandrashekarendra Saraswati, Indian Hindu sage, Jivanmukta (d. 1994)
1915 - Moshe Dayan, Israeli general (d. 1981)
1918 - Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
1944 - Joe Cocker, British singer
1946 - Cher, American singer

 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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