kakorama: a ride into the past


February 25th, 1959...

Today is Wednesday !

 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 25th of February:

1398 - Xuande, Emperor of China (d. 1435)
1643 - Ahmed II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1695)
1841 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter, graphic artist and sculptor (d. 1919)
1873 - Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor (d. 1921)
1901 - Zeppo Marx, American actor (d. 1979)
1943 - George Harrison, British musician (the Beatles) (d. 2001)
1953 - José María Aznar, Prime Minister of Spain

 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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