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December 11th, 1937...

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TIME Magazine: Jean Sibelius

(TIME Cover: December the 6th, 1937)

 Famous people born on the 11th of December:

1452 - Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)
1750 - Tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1799)
1830 - Emily Dickinson, American poet (d. 1886)
1870 - Pierre Louÿs, French author (d. 1925)
1908 - Olivier Messiaen, French composer and ornithologist (d. 1992)
1917 - Sultan Yahya Petra, King of Malaysia (d. 1979)
1948 - Abu Abbas, founder of the Palestine Liberation Front (d. 2004)
1972 - Brian Molko, Belgian-born singer and songwriter (Placebo)
1974 - Meg White, American drummer (The White Stripes)
1465 - Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)
1475 - Pope Leo X (d. 1521)
1803 - Hector Berlioz, French composer (d. 1869)
1863 - Annie Jump Cannon, American astronomer (d. 1941)
1882 - Subramanya Bharathy, Indian poet (d. 1921)
1911 - Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
1913 - Jean Marais, French actor (d. 1998)
1918 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate
1943 - John Kerry, American politician
1954 - Jermaine Jackson, American 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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