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January 31st, 1945...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Don't Fence Me In"
by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: General Walker Krueger

(TIME Cover: January the 29th, 1945)

 Famous people born on the 31st of January:

1338 - King Charles V of France (d. 1380)
1512 - King Henry of Portugal (d. 1580)
1543 - Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan (d. 1616)
1797 - Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (d. 1828)
1937 - Philip Glass, American composer
1938 - Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
1961 - Lloyd Cole, British singer
1981 - Justin Timberlake, American singer

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1945

Sir Alexander Fleming

with Ernst Boris Chain and Sir Howard Walter Florey, for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases

United Kingdom
London University - London, United Kingdom

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1945

The Lost Weekend
directed by Billy Wilder
with Ray Milland (Don Birnam)

Designed in 1945

The Silver Streak Iron
by Designer unknown


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