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August 13th, 1958...

Today is Wednesday !

 
 
 Number-one song in the charts today


In the USA:

"Poor Little Fool"
by Ricky Nelson

In the UK:
"All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette (tied for one week)"
by The Everly Brothers
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.

(TIME Cover: August the 11th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 13th of August:

1311 - King Alfonso XI of Castile and Leon (d. 1350)
1313 - Aradia de Toscano, Italian insurrectionist, teacher, and witch
1814 - Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (d. 1874)
1818 - Lucy Stone, American suffragette (d. 1893
1899 - Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, English film director (d. 1980)
1926 - Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary and politician
1952 - Herb Ritts, American photographer (d. 2004)
1967 - Amélie Nothomb, Belgian writer

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1958


Frederick Sanger
1918-

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

Gigi
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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