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May 28th, 1958...

Today is Wednesday !

 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 28th of May:

1140 - Xin Qiji, Chinese poet (d. 1207)
1524 - Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1574)
1660 - King George I of Great Britain (d. 1727)
1738 - Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician (d. 1814)
1944 - Rudy Giuliani, Mayor of New York City
1955 - John McGeoch, Scottish musician (Siouxsie and the Banshees) (d. 2004)
1962 - Roland Gift, English musician (Fine Young Cannibals)
1962 - James Michael Tyler, actor-best known as Gunther on 'Friends'.
1968 - Kylie Minogue, Australian actress and 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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