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May 27th, 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: Charles De Gaulle

(TIME Cover: May the 26th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 27th of May:

1332 - Ibn Khaldun, Arab historian (d. 1406)
1626 - William II, Prince of Orange (d. 1650)
1756 - King Maximilian I of Bavaria (d. 1825)
1818 - Amelia Bloomer, suffragette (d. 1894)
1894 - Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (d. 1961)
1897 - John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
1922 - Christopher Lee, English actor
1923 - Henry Kissinger, United States Secretary of State, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1957 - Siouxsie Sioux, English musician (Siouxsie and the Banshees )
2006 - Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

 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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