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August 1st, 1959...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Lonely Boy"
by Paul Anka

In the UK:
"Living Doll"
by Cliff Richard & The Drifters
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Dr. Roger Heller

(TIME Cover: July the 27th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 1st of August:

10 BC - Claudius, Roman Emperor (d. 54)
126 - Pertinax, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
1313 - Emperor Kogon of Japan (d. 1364)
1377 - Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (d. 1433)
1819 - Herman Melville, American writer (d. 1891)
1893 - King Alexander I of Greece (d. 1920)
1924 - Georges Charpak, Ukrainian-born physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate
1930 - Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (d. 2002)
1936 - Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer
1942 - Jerry Garcia, American musician (The Grateful Dead) (d. 1995)
1959 - Joe Elliott, English musician (Def Leppard)
1960 - Chuck D, American rapper (Public Enemy)
1963 - Coolio, American rapper
1965 - Sam Mendes, British stage and film director

 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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