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February 21st, 1959...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Stagger Lee"
by Lloyd Price

In the UK:
"As I Love You"
by Shirley Bassey
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Sekou Toure

(TIME Cover: February the 16th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 21st of February:

1688 - Queen Ulrike Eleonora of Sweden (d. 1741)
1728 - Tsar Peter III of Russia, husband of Catherine the Great (d. 1762)
1875 - Jeanne Calment, French supercentenarian (d. 1997
1885 - Sacha Guitry, Russian dramatist (d. 1957)
1927 - Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer
1933 - Nina Simone, American singer (d. 2003)
1937 - King Harald V of Norway
1949 - Jerry Harrison, American musician (Talking Heads)

 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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