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April 26th, 1953...

Today is Sunday !

 
 
 Number-one song in the charts today


In the USA:

"The Doggie in the Window"
by Patti Page

In the UK:
"I Believe"
by Frankie Laine
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Viacheslav M. Molotov

(TIME Cover: April the 20th, 1953)

 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 Literature 1953


Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
1874-1965

for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values

United Kingdom



Photo: nobelprize.org


     
Oscar of the best picture in 1953

From Here to Eternity
directed by Fred Zinnemann
with Montgomery Clift (Robert E. Lee Prewitt), Burt Lancaster (Sgt. Milton Warden) and Frank Sinatra (Angelo Maggio)

Designed in 1953

The FJ 53 reading chair
by Finn Juhl

 
 
 
     

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