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January 22nd, 1947...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Old Lamp-Lighter"
by Sammy Kaye

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Robert A. Taft

(TIME Cover: January the 20th, 1947)

 Famous people born on the 22nd of January:

1440 - Ivan III of Russia (d. 1505)
1592 - Pierre Gassendi, French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist (d. 1655)
1788 - George Gordon, Lord Byron, English poet (d. 1824)
1908 - Lev Davidovich Landau, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1934 - Bill Bixby, American actor (d. 1993)
1960 - Michael Hutchence, Australian musician (INXS) (d. 1997)

 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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