kakorama: a ride into the past


May 6th, 1959...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Come Softly to Me"
by The Fleetwoods

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

TIME Magazine: James Van Allen

(TIME Cover: May the 4th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 6th of May:

1501 - Pope Marcellus II (d. 1555)
1574 - Pope Innocent X (d. 1655)
1758 - Maximilien Robespierre, French Revolutionary (d. 1794)
1856 - Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychiatrist (d. 1939)
1868 - Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (d. 1918)
1895 - Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (d. 1926)
1915 - Orson Welles, American director (d. 1985)
1953 - Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1961 - George Clooney, 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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