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August 28th, 1959...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Three Bells"
by The Browns

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

TIME Magazine: Rocky Colavito

(TIME Cover: August the 24th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 28th of August:

1025 - Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)
1582 (O.S.) - Taichang Emperor, of the Ming dynasty of China (d. 1620)
1749 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and scientist (d. 1832)
1828 (O.S.) - Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer (d. 1910)
1903 - Bruno Bettelheim, American psychologist (d. 1990)
1942 - Sterling Morrison, American guitarist (The Velvet Underground) (d. 1995)
1943 - David Soul, American actor
1999 - Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Prince of Denmark

 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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