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February 12th, 1959...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Stagger Lee"
by Lloyd Price

In the UK:
"One Night / I Got Stung"
by Elvis Presley
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Alec Cushing

(TIME Cover: February the 9th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 12th of February:

1074 - Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (d. 1101)
1218 - Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (d. 1256)
1809 - Charles Darwin, English naturalist (d. 1882)
1809 - Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (d. 1865)
1933 - Costa-Gavras, Greek-born director and writer
1939 - Ray Manzarek, American keyboardist (The Doors)
1942 - Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel
1950 - Steve Hackett, British musician (Genesis)

 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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