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May 29th, 1949...

Today is Sunday !

 
 
 Number-one song in the charts today


In the USA:

"Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)"
by Vaughn Monroe

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Lieutenant General Van Fleet

(TIME Cover: May the 23rd, 1949)

 Famous people born on the 29th of May:

1630 - Charles II of England (d. 1685)
1917 - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)
1940 - Farooq Leghari, President of Pakistan
1945 - Gary Brooker, Singer, pianist and songwriter (Procol Harum)
1956 - LaToya Jackson, American musician
1967 - Noel Gallagher, English musician (Oasis)

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1949


Hideki Yukawa
1907-1981

for his prediction of the existence of mesons on the basis of theoretical work on nuclear forces

Japan
Kyoto Imperial University - Kyoto, Japan; Columbia University - New York, NY, USA



Photo: nobelprize.org


     
Oscar of the best picture in 1949

All the King's Men
directed by Robert Rossen
with Broderick Crawford (Willie Stark) and Mercedes McCambridge (Sadie Burke)

Designed in 1949

The JG chair
by Ray Komai

 
 
 
     

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