kakorama: a ride into the past


June 19th, 1958...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Purple People Eater"
by Sheb Wooley

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

TIME Magazine: Jean Thorn

(TIME Cover: June the 16th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 19th of June:

1301 - Prince Morikuni, Japanese shogun (d. 1333)
1566 - King James I of England and VI of Scotland (d. 1625)
1623 - Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1662)
1764 - José Gervasio Artigas, father of Uruguay (d. 1850)
1896 - Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (d. 1986)
1922 - Aage Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1933 - Viktor Patsayev, cosmonaut
1947 - Salman Rushdie, Indian author
1962 - Paula Abdul, 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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