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May 19th, 1943...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I've Heard That Song Before"
by Harry James

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Major General George

(TIME Cover: May the 17th, 1943)

 Famous people born on the 19th of May:

1881 - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, First President of Turkey (d. 1938)
1890 - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese leader (d. 1969)
1925 - Malcolm X, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)
1925 - Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator and mass murderer (d. 1998)
1945 - Pete Townshend, English guitarist and lyricist (The Who)
1948 - Grace Jones, Jamaican singer and actress
1949 - Dusty Hill, American blues rock singer/bassist (ZZ Top)
1951 - Joey Ramone, American musician and singer (The Ramones) (d. 2001)
1963 - Yazz, British singer

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1943

Otto Stern

for his contribution to the development of the molecular ray method and his discovery of the magnetic moment of the proton

Carnegie Institute of Technology Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1943

directed by Michael Curtiz
with Humphrey Bogart (Rick Blane) and Claude Rains (Captain Louis Renault)

Designed in 1943

The Settee
by Finn Juhl


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