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May 14th, 1959...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Happy Organ"
by Dave 'Baby' Cortez

In the UK:
"It Doesn't Matter Anymore"
by Buddy Holly
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: General Lyman Lemnitzer

(TIME Cover: May the 11th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 14th of May:

1316 - Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1378)
1666 - Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1732)
1710 - King Adolf Frederick of Sweden (d. 1771)
1897 - Sidney Bechet, American musician (d. 1959)
1944 - George Lucas, American film director
1952 - David Byrne, Scottish-American musician (Talking Heads)
1953 - Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia
1959 - Steve Hogarth, British singer (Marillion)

 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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