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August 16th, 1939...

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TIME Magazine: General Maurice Gamelin

(TIME Cover: August the 14th, 1939)

 Famous people born on the 16th of August:

1378 - Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425)
1892 - Otto Messmer, American cartoonist (d. 1983)
1895 - Albert Cohen, Swiss novelist (d. 198
1913 - Menachem Begin, 6th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1992)
1920 - Charles Bukowski, American poet (d. 1994)
1957 - Tim Farriss, Australian musician (INXS)
1958 - Madonna, American singer and actress
1980 - Robert Hardy, English bassist (Franz Ferdinand)

 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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