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January 9th, 1945...

Today is Tuesday !

 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: Anita Colby

(TIME Cover: January the 8th, 1945)

 Famous people born on the 9th of January:

1554 - Pope Gregory XV (d. 1623)
1624 - Empress Meisho of Japan (d. 1696)
1900 - Maria of Romania, Queen Consort of Yugoslavia (d. 1961)
1908 - Simone de Beauvoir, French author (d. 1986)
1913 - Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States (d. 1994)
1941 - Joan Baez, American singer and activist
1944 - Jimmy Page, English guitarist
1958 - Mehmet Ali Agca, Turkish attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II

 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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