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May 21st, 1939...

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TIME Magazine: King George VI

(TIME Cover: May the 15th, 1939)

 Famous people born on the 21st of May:

1471 - Albrecht Dürer, German painter (d. 1528)
1527 - King Philip II of Spain (d. 1598)
1860 - Willem Einthoven, Dutch inventor, Nobel laureate (d. 1927)
1921 - Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist (d. 1989)
1943 - Hilton Valentine, British guitarist (The Animals)
1945 - Ernst Messerschmid, German astronaut
1972 - The Notorious B.I.G., American musician (d. 1997)

 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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