kakorama: a ride into the past


September 20th, 1959...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Three Bells"
by The Browns

In the UK:
"Only Sixteen"
by Craig Douglas
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: James B. Conant

(TIME Cover: September the 14th, 1959)

 Famous people born on the 20th of September:

1853 - Chulalongkorn, Rama V, King of Thailand (d. 1910)
1873 - Sidney Olcott, Canadian film director (d. 1949)
1925 - Ananda Mahidol, King of Thailand (d. 1946)
1934 - Sophia Loren, Italian actress
1941 - Dale Chihuly, American glass artist
1975 - Asia Argento, Italian actress

 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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