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July 30th, 1945...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe"
by Johnny Mercer

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: William Jeffers

(TIME Cover: July the 30th, 1945)

 Famous people born on the 30th of July:

1470 - Hongzhi, Emperor of China (d. 1505)
1549 - Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1609)
1863 - Henry Ford, American industrialist (d. 1947)
1926 - Christine McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
1939 - Peter Bogdanovich, American film director
1941 - Paul Anka, Canadian singer and composer
1947 - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-born American actor, body builder, and Governor of California
1958 - Kate Bush, British musician
1963 - Lisa Kudrow, American actress

 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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