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September 11th, 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: Dwight D. Eisenhower

(TIME Cover: September the 7th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 11th of September:

1182 - Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun (d. 1204)
1524 - Pierre de Ronsard, French poet (d. 1585)
1917 - Ferdinand Marcos, President of the Philippines (d. 1989)
1937 - Queen Paola Ruffo di Calabria of Belgium
1937 - Robert Crippen, American astronaut
1939 - Charles Geschke, American inventor and businessman
1940 - Brian de Palma, American film director
1943 - Mickey Hart, American drummer (Grateful Dead)
1965 - Moby, American musician
1966 - Princess Akishino, Wife of Prince Akishino, Japanese Imperial Family
1977 - Jon Buckland, British guitarist (Coldplay)

 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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