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October 21st, 1939...

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TIME Magazine: Kaufman T. Keller

(TIME Cover: October the 16th, 1939)

 Famous people born on the 21st of October:

1675 - Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (d. 1710)
1687 - Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1759)
1833 - Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor and founder of the Nobel Prize (d. 1896)
1917 - Dizzy Gillespie, American musician (d. 1993)
1949 - Benjamin Netanyahu, 9th Prime Minister of Israel
1952 - Brent Mydland, American keyboardist (Grateful Dead) (d. 1990)
1964 - Jon Carin, American musician (Pink Floyd, The Who)

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1939

Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt

for his work on sex hormones

Berlin University - Berlin, Germany

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1939

Gone with the Wind
directed by Victor Fleming
with Clark Gable (Rhett Butler) and Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O'Hara)

Designed in 1939

The PH lamp
by Poul Henningsen


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