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February 28th, 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: Telephone Man, The

(TIME Cover: February the 23rd, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 28th of February:

1533 - Michel de Montaigne, French writer and philosopher (d. 1592)
1820 - John Tenniel, English illustrator (d. 1914)
1823 - Ernest Renan, French philosopher (d. 1892)
1903 - Vincente Minnelli, American director (d. 1986)
1926 - Svetlana Alliluyeva, Soviet defector, daughter of Joseph Stalin
1942 - Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (d. 1969)

 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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