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August 11th, 1939...

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TIME Magazine: William Woodward

(TIME Cover: August the 7th, 1939)

 Famous people born on the 11th of August:

1667 - Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743)
1897 - Enid Blyton, English author (d. 1968)
1932 - Fernando Arrabal, Spanish writer
1943 - Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani general, 12th President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
1950 - Steve Wozniak, American computer pioneer
1954 - Joe Jackson, English singer
1957 - Richie Ramone, American musician (The Ramones)
1970 - Andy Bell, English musician (Oasis)

 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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