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October 28th, 1939...

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TIME Magazine: Sir Cyril Newall

(TIME Cover: October the 23rd, 1939)

 Famous people born on the 28th of October:

1793 - Eliphalet Remington, American firearms manufacturer (d. 1861)
1885 (O.S.) - Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet (d. 1922)
1909 - Francis Bacon, Anglo-Irish painter (d. 1992)
1941 - Hank Marvin, English guitarist
1955 - Bill Gates, American software pioneer
1956 - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran
1963 - Eros Ramazzotti, Italian singer
1967 - Julia Roberts, American actres
1967 - Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein

 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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