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April 18th, 1946...

Today is Thursday !

 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: Amadeo Peter Giannini

(TIME Cover: April the 15th, 1946)

 Famous people born on the 18th of April:

1480 - Lucrezia Borgia, Florentine ruler and daughter of Pope Alexander VI (d. 1519)
1590 - Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617)
1905 - George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
1939 - Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran
1969 - Princess Sayako of Japan

 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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