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March 16th, 1946...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Oh! What It Seemed to Be"
by Frankie Carle

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Danny Kaye

(TIME Cover: March the 11th, 1946)

 Famous people born on the 16th of March:

1751 - James Madison, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)
1789 - Georg Simon Ohm, German physicist (d. 1854)
1800 - Emperor Ninko of Japan (d. 1846)
1925 - Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the contraceptive pill (d. 2004).
1926 - Jerry Lewis, American comedian
1932 - Walter Cunningham, astronaut
1953 - Isabelle Huppert, French actress

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1946

Hermann Joseph Muller

for the discovery of the production of mutations by means of X-ray irradiation

Indiana University - Bloomington, IN, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1946

The Best Years of Our Lives
directed by William Wyler
with Fredric March (Al Stephenson) and Harold Russell (Homer Parrish)

Designed in 1946

The Radio - Walnut and bakelite
by Charles Eames


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