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May 14th, 1939...

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TIME Magazine: James Joyce

(TIME Cover: May the 8th, 1939)

 Famous people born on the 14th of May:

1316 - Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1378)
1666 - Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1732)
1710 - King Adolf Frederick of Sweden (d. 1771)
1897 - Sidney Bechet, American musician (d. 1959)
1944 - George Lucas, American film director
1952 - David Byrne, Scottish-American musician (Talking Heads)
1953 - Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia
1959 - Steve Hogarth, British singer (Marillion)

 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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