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July 19th, 1939...

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TIME Magazine: Sonja Henie

(TIME Cover: July the 17th, 1939)

 Famous people born on the 19th of July:

1814 - Samuel Colt, American firearms inventor (d. 1862)
1893 - Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1930)
1946 - Ilie Nastase, Romanian tennis player
1947 - Bernie Leadon, American musician (The Eagles)
1947 - Brian May, English guitarist (Queen)

 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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