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June 30th, 1944...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)"
by Harry James

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Admiral Spruance

(TIME Cover: June the 26th, 1944)

 Famous people born on the 30th of June:

1470 - Charles VIII of France (d. 1498)
1917 - Susan Hayward, American actress (d. 1975)
1943 - Florence Ballard, American singer (The Supremes) (d. 1976)
1953 - Hal Lindes, English-American musician (Dire Straits)
1959 - Brendan Perry, English musician (Dead Can Dance)
1966 - Mike Tyson, American boxer
1975 - Ralf Schumacher, German race car driver
1982 - Andy Knowles, English musician (Franz Ferdinand)

 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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