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August 23rd, 1937...

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TIME Magazine: Senator Alben Barkley

(TIME Cover: August the 23rd, 1937)

 Famous people born on the 23rd of August:

686 - Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)
1754 - King Louis XVI of France (d. 1793)
1912 - Gene Kelly, American dancer and actor (d. 1996)
1923 - Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (d. 2003)
1932 - Houari Boumedienne, President of Algeria (d. 1978)
1946 - Keith Moon, English singer and drummer (The Who) (d. 1978)
1951 - Akhmad Kadyrov, President of Chechnya (d. 2004)
1951 - Queen Noor of Jordan
1970 - River Phoenix, American actor (d. 1993)

 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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