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September 12th, 1944...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Swinging on a Star"
by Bing Crosby

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Leroy Randle Grumman

(TIME Cover: September the 11th, 1944)

 Famous people born on the 12th of September:

1492 - Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (d. 1519)
1494 - King Francis I of France (d. 1547)
1888 - Maurice Chevalier, French singer and actor (d. 1972)
1897 - Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (d. 1956)
1931 - Sir Ian Holm, English actor
1944 - Barry White, American singer (d. 2003)
1968 - Ler LaLonde, American Guitarist (Primus)

 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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