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November 19th, 1959...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Mr. Blue"
by The Fleetwoods

In the UK:
"Travellin' Light"
by Cliff Richard & The Shadows
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Robert Kintner

(TIME Cover: November the 16th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 19th of November:

1464 - Emperor Go-Kashiwabara of Japan (d. 1526)
1600 - King Charles I of England (d. 1649)
1805 - Ferdinand de Lesseps, French diplomat and Suez Canal engineer (d. 1894)
1875 - Mikhail I. Kalinin, President of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (d. 1946)
1917 - Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (d. 1984)
1942 - Calvin Klein, American clothing designer
1957 - Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (d. 2000)
1961 - Meg Ryan, American actres
1962 - Jodie Foster, American actress
1997 - McCaughey septuplets, World's first surviving set of septuplets

 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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