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August 10th, 1939...

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TIME Magazine: William Woodward

(TIME Cover: August the 7th, 1939)

 Famous people born on the 10th of August:

1267 - King James II of Aragon (d. 1327)
1397 - Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439)
1560 - Hieronymus Praetorius, German composer (d. 1629)
1909 - Leo Fender, American luthier (d. 1991)
1943 - Ronnie Spector, American singer (Ronettes)
1959 - Rosanna Arquette, American model and actress
1960 - Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor
1961 - Jon Farriss, Australian musician (INXS)

 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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