kakorama: a ride into the past


August 16th, 1959...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"A Big Hunk o' Love"
by Elvis Presley

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

TIME Magazine: Governor William Quinn

(TIME Cover: August the 10th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 16th of August:

1378 - Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425)
1892 - Otto Messmer, American cartoonist (d. 1983)
1895 - Albert Cohen, Swiss novelist (d. 198
1913 - Menachem Begin, 6th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1992)
1920 - Charles Bukowski, American poet (d. 1994)
1957 - Tim Farriss, Australian musician (INXS)
1958 - Madonna, American singer and actress
1980 - Robert Hardy, English bassist (Franz Ferdinand)

 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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