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May 30th, 1940...

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TIME Magazine: Air Marshal Barratt, Vice Marshall Playfair

(TIME Cover: May the 27th, 1940)

 Famous people born on the 30th of May:

1010 - Emperor Renzong of China (d. 1063)
1672 (O.S.) - Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia (d. 1725)
1814 - Mikhail Bakunin, Russian anarchist (d. 1876)
1896 - Howard Hawks, American film director (d. 1977)
1926 - Christine Jorgensen,(born George William Jorgensen, Jr.), American activist (d. 1989)
1934 - Aleksei Leonov, cosmonaut
1955 - Topper Headon, British musician (The Clash)
1964 - Tom Morello, American guitarist (Audioslave, Rage Against The Machine)

Oscar of the best picture in 1940

directed by Alfred Hitchcock
with Laurence Olivier (Maxim de Winter) and Joan Fontaine (Mrs de Winter)

Designed in 1940

The Pelican chair
by Finn Juhl


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