kakorama: a ride into the past


February 22nd, 1959...

Today is Sunday !

 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 22nd of February:

1040 - Rashi, French rabbi and commentator (d. 1105)
1403 - Charles VII of France (d. 1461)
1732 - George Washington, 1st President of the United States. (d. 1799)
1788 - Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (d. 1860)
1857 - Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, English founder of the Boy Scouts (d. 1941)
1857 - Heinrich Hertz, German physicist (d. 1894)
1921 - Jean-Bédel Bokassa, ruler of the Central African Republic (d. 1996)
1949 - Niki Lauda, Austrian race car driver

 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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