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December 12th, 1944...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I'm Making Believe"
by The Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Lieutenant General Omar Bradley

(TIME Cover: December the 4th, 1944)

 Famous people born on the 12th of December:

1298 - Albert II of Austria (d. 1358)
1418 - Albert VI of Austria (d. 1463)
1821 - Gustave Flaubert, French writer (d. 1880)
1863 - Edvard Munch, Norwegian expressionist painter (d. 1944)
1915 - Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor (d. 1998)
1934 - Miguel de la Madrid, President of Mexico
1976 - Dan Hawkins, British guitarist (The Darkness)

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1944

Isidor Isaac Rabi

for his resonance method for recording the magnetic properties of atomic nuclei

Columbia University - New York, NY, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1944

Going My Way
directed by Leo McCarey
with Bing Crosby (Father O'Malley) and Barry Fitzgerald (Father Fitzgibbon)

Designed in 1944

The Captain Chairs N 20
by George Nakashima


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