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March 17th, 1959...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Frankie Avalon

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

TIME Magazine: Paul Tillich

(TIME Cover: March the 16th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 17th of March:

1231 - Emperor Shijo of Japan (d. 1242)
1473 - King James IV of Scotland (d. 1513)
1919 - Nat King Cole, American singer (d. 1965)
1930 - James Irwin, astronaut (d. 1991)
1938 - Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
1949 - Patrick Duffy, American actor

 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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