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June 2nd, 1958...

Today is Monday !

 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: Alexandr Nesmeyanov

(TIME Cover: June the 2nd, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of June:

926 - Murakami, Emperor of Japan (d. 967)
1535 - Pope Leo XI (d. 1605)
1740 - Marquis de Sade, French author (d. 1814)
1743 - Count Alessandro di Cagliostro, Sicilian Occultist (d. 1795)
1835 - Pope Pius X (d. 1914)
1930 - Pete Conrad, American astronaut (d. 1999)
1940 - King Constantine II of Greece
1941 - Charlie Watts, English musician (The Rolling Stones)
1955 - Michael Steele, American musician (The Bangles)
1980 - Fabrizio Moretti, American rock drummer (The Strokes)

 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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