kakorama: a ride into the past


August 3rd, 1958...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Hard Headed Woman/Don't Ask Me Why"
by Elvis Presley

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: Gamal Abdel Nasser

(TIME Cover: July the 28th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 3rd of August:

1770 - King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia (d. 1840)
1811 - Elisha Graves Otis, American inventor (d. 1861)
1872 - King Haakon VII of Norway (d. 1957)
1903 - Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian Politician (d. 2000)
1918 - Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (d. 1999)
1935 - Georgi Shonin, cosmonaut (d. 1997)
1946 - Jack Straw, British politician
1961 - Lee Rocker, American musician (Stray Cats)
1963 - James Hetfield, American musician (Metallica)

 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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