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August 24th, 1939...

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TIME Magazine: Eleanor Holm

(TIME Cover: August the 21st, 1939)

 Famous people born on the 24th of August:

1198 - King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)
1358 - King John I of Castile (d. 1390)
1772 - King William I of the Netherlands (d. 1840)
1787 - James Weddell, Antarctica explorer (d. 1834)
1865 - King Ferdinand I of Romania (d. 1927)
1899 - Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer (d. 1986)
1929 - Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader (d. 2004)
1947 - Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author
1948 - Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
1951 - Oscar Hijuelos, Pulitzer Prize winning author

 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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