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June 24th, 1958...

Today is Tuesday !

 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: Luis Munoz Marin

(TIME Cover: June the 23rd, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 24th of June:

1340 - John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (d. 1399)
1900 - Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician (d. 1945)
1948 - Patrick Moraz, Swiss keyboard player (Yes)
1949 - John Illsley, British bassist (Dire Straits)
1961 - Curt Smith, musician and songwriter (Tears for Fears)
1970 - Glenn Medeiros, 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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