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January 16th, 1947...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Old Lamp-Lighter"
by Sammy Kaye

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Milton Caniff

(TIME Cover: January the 13th, 1947)

 Famous people born on the 16th of January:

1409 - René I of Naples (d. 1480)
1477 - Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)
1853 - Andre Michelin, French industrialist (d. 1931)
1932 - Dian Fossey, American zoologist (d. 1985)
1952 - King Fuad II of Egypt
1959 - Sade, Nigerian-born singer
1962 - Paul Webb, British musician (Talk Talk)
1974 - Kate Moss, English model

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1947

André Paul Guillaume Gide

for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings, in which human problems and conditions have been presented with a fearless love of truth and keen psychological insight


Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1947

Gentleman's Agreement
directed by Elia Kazan
with Gregory Peck (Phil Green) and Dorothy McGuire (Kathy)

Designed in 1947

The Daybed
by Richard Stein


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