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October 12th, 1959...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Mack the Knife"
by Bobby Darin

In the UK:
"Here Comes Summer"
by Jerry Keller
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Liu Shao-chi

(TIME Cover: October the 12th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 12th of October:

1008 - Emperor Go-Ichijo of Japan (d. 1036)
1350 - Dmitry Donskoy, Grand Prince of Moscovy (d. 1389)
1537 - King Edward VI of England (d. 1553)
1798 - Pedro I of Brazil (d. 1834)
1896 - Eugenio Montale, Italian poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
1935 - Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor
1942 - Melvin Franklin, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1995)
1948 - Rick Parfitt, British musician (Status Quo)

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1959

Severo Ochoa

with Arthur Kornberg, for their discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid

New York University, College of Medicine - New York, NY, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1959

directed by William Wyler
with Charlton Heston (Judah Ben-Hur) and Hugh Griffith (Sheik Ilderim)

Designed in 1959

The Orange slice
by Pierre Paulin


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