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October 1st, 1952...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"You Belong to Me"
by Jo Stafford

In the UK:
"The Homing Waltz"
by Vera Lynn & Alma Cogan
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Allan Shivers

(TIME Cover: September the 29th, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 1st of October:

1207 - King Henry III of England (d. 1272)
1471 - King Frederick I of Denmark (d. 1533)
1685 - Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1740)
1730 - Richard Stockton, American attorney, signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1781)
1903 - Vladimir Horowitz, Ukrainian pianist (d. 1989)
1910 - Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (d. 1934)
1924 - James Earl Carter, Jr., 39th President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1930 - Philippe Noiret, French actor (d. 2006)
1959 - Youssou N'Dour, Senegalese singer

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1952

Selman Abraham Waksman

for his discovery of streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis

Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1952

The Greatest Show on Earth
directed by Cecil B. DeMille
with Betty Hutton (Holly) and Charlton Heston (Brad Braden)

Designed in 1952

The Bookcase from the Maison du Mexique
by Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouve, Sonia Delaunay


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