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January 8th, 1937...

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TIME Magazine: Wallis Warfield Simpson, Woman of the Year

(TIME Cover: January the 4th, 1937)

 Famous people born on the 8th of January:

1556 - Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)
1601 - Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658)
1923 - Joseph Weizenbaum, German-born computer scientist
1934 - Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (d. 1987)
1934 - Alexandra Ripley, American writer (d. 2004)
1935 - Elvis Presley, American singer and guitarist (d. 1977)
1942 - Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author
1946 - Robby Krieger, American musician (The Doors)
1947 - David Bowie, English musician

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1937

Albert von Szent-Györgyi Nagyrapolt

for his discoveries in connection with the biological combustion processes, with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid

Szeged University - Szeged, Hungary

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1937

The Life of Emile Zola
directed by William Dieterle
with Paul Muni (emile Zola) and Joseph Schildkraut (Captain Alfred Dreyfus)

Designed in 1937

The Hassock for Wingspread
by Frank Lloyd Wright


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