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February 24th, 1959...

Today is Tuesday !

 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: Telephone Man, The

(TIME Cover: February the 23rd, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 24th of February:

1103 - Emperor Toba of Japan (d. 1156)
1500 - Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1558)
1786 - Wilhelm Grimm, German philologist and folklorist (d. 1859)
1955 - Steve Jobs, American computer pioneer
1955 - Alain Prost, French race car driver
1958 - Plastic Bertrand, Belgian singer

 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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