kakorama: a ride into the past


May 20th, 1959...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Kansas City"
by Wilbert Harrison

In the UK:
"A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight"
by Elvis Presley
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Harsen Smith

(TIME Cover: May the 18th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 20th of May:

1799 - Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (d. 1850)
1883 - King Faisal I of Iraq (d. 1933)
1894 - Chandrashekarendra Saraswati, Indian Hindu sage, Jivanmukta (d. 1994)
1915 - Moshe Dayan, Israeli general (d. 1981)
1918 - Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
1944 - Joe Cocker, British singer
1946 - Cher, American 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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