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October 5th, 1959...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Mack the Knife"
by Bobby Darin

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

TIME Magazine: Edward Cole

(TIME Cover: October the 5th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 5th of October:

1713 - Denis Diderot, French philosopher and encylopedist (d. 1784)
1829 - Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States (d.1886)
1864 - Louis Lumière, French film pioneer (d. 1948)
1907 - Mrs. Miller, American singer (d. 1997)
1929 - Richard F. Gordon, Jr., American astronaut
1930 - Pavel Popovich, Soviet cosmonaut
1936 - Václav Havel, playwright and President of the Czech Republic
1942 - Richard Street, American r&b singer (The Temptations)
1951 - Bob Geldof, Irish singer & songwriter (The Boomtown Rats)

 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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