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August 7th, 1958...

Today is Thursday !

 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: Admiral James Holloway

(TIME Cover: August the 4th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 7th of August:

317 - Constantius II, Roman emperor (d. 361)
1860 - Alan Leo, British astrologer (d. 1917)
1876 - Mata Hari, Dutch spy (d. 1917)
1949 - Walid Jumblatt, Leader of the Lebanese Druze
1958 - Bruce Dickinson, English singer (Iron Maiden)
1960 - David Duchovny, American actor

 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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