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August 17th, 1937...

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TIME Magazine: Paul Muni

(TIME Cover: August the 16th, 1937)

 Famous people born on the 17th of August:

1629 - King John III of Poland
1786 - Davy Crockett, American frontiersman and soldier (d. 1836)
1844 - Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia (d. 1913)
1882 - Samuel Goldwyn, Hollywood producer (d. 1974)
1926 - Jiang Zemin, 3rd President of the People's Republic of China
1933 - Gene Kranz, NASA flight director
1939 - Luther Allison, American blues guitarist
1943 - Robert De Niro, American actor
1952 - Nelson Piquet, Brazilian formula one driver
1952 - Guillermo Vilas, Argentinian tennis player
1956 - Gail Berman, president of Paramount Pictures
1962 - Gilby Clarke, American musician Guns N' Roses

 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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