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October 28th, 1959...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Mack the Knife"
by Bobby Darin

In the UK:
"Mack The Knife"
by Bobby Darin
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Harold Macmillian

(TIME Cover: October the 19th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 28th of October:

1793 - Eliphalet Remington, American firearms manufacturer (d. 1861)
1885 (O.S.) - Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet (d. 1922)
1909 - Francis Bacon, Anglo-Irish painter (d. 1992)
1941 - Hank Marvin, English guitarist
1955 - Bill Gates, American software pioneer
1956 - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran
1963 - Eros Ramazzotti, Italian singer
1967 - Julia Roberts, American actres
1967 - Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein

 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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