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May 30th, 1959...

Today is Saturday !

 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: Willy Brandt

(TIME Cover: May the 25th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 30th of May:

1010 - Emperor Renzong of China (d. 1063)
1672 (O.S.) - Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia (d. 1725)
1814 - Mikhail Bakunin, Russian anarchist (d. 1876)
1896 - Howard Hawks, American film director (d. 1977)
1926 - Christine Jorgensen,(born George William Jorgensen, Jr.), American activist (d. 1989)
1934 - Aleksei Leonov, cosmonaut
1955 - Topper Headon, British musician (The Clash)
1964 - Tom Morello, American guitarist (Audioslave, Rage Against The Machine)

 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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