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September 2nd, 1944...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Swinging on a Star"
by Bing Crosby

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Major General Patch

(TIME Cover: August the 28th, 1944)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of September:

1838 - Liliuokalani of Hawaii, Queen of Hawaii (d. 1917)
1929 - Hal Ashby, American film director (d. 1988)
1946 - Billy Preston, American musician (d. 2006)
1952 - Jimmy Connors, American tennis player
1964 - Keanu Reeves, American actor

 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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