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October 2nd, 1959...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Sleep Walk"
by Santo & Johnny

In the UK:
"Only Sixteen"
by Craig Douglas
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Nikita Khrushchev

(TIME Cover: September the 28th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of October:

1452 - King Richard III of England (d. 1485)
1737 - Francis Hopkinson, American author and signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1791)
1798 - King Charles Albert of Sardinia (d. 1849)
1869 - Mahatma Gandhi, Bapu, Indian political leader, Father of the Nation (d. 1948)
1890 - Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (d. 1977)
1904 - Graham Greene, British novelist (d. 1991)
1950 - Michael Rutherford, British musician (Genesis)
1951 - Sting, British musician and actor
1968 - Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player

 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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