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April 26th, 1950...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"If I Knew You Were Comin' (I'd've Baked a Cake)"
by Eileen Barton

In the UK:
"(If I Knew You Were Comin') I'd've Baked A Cake"
by Eve Young & The Homesteaders
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Betty Hutton

(TIME Cover: April the 24th, 1950)

 Famous people born on the 26th of April:

121 - Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor (d. 180)
1573 - Marie de' Medici, wife of Henry IV of France (d. 1642)
1648 - King Peter II of Portugal (d. 1706)
1798 - Eugène Delacroix, French painter (d. 1863)
1917 - I.M. Pei, Chinese-born architect
1940 - Giorgio Moroder, Italian composer
1960 - Roger Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran)

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1950

Cecil Frank Powell

for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear processes and his discoveries regarding mesons made with this method

United Kingdom
Bristol University - Bristol, United Kingdom

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1950

All about Eve
directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
with George Sanders (Addison De Witt), Anne Baxter (Eve Harrington) and Bette Davis (Margo Channing)

Designed in 1950

The Chair, Model No. 132U
by Donald Knorr


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