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January 3rd, 1947...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Old Lamp-Lighter"
by Sammy Kaye

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: George Messersmith

(TIME Cover: December the 2nd, 1946)

 Famous people born on the 3rd of January:

106 BC - Cicero, Roman statesman and philosopher (d. 43 BC)
1196 - Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1231)
1892 - J. R. R. Tolkien, British writer (d. 1973)
1929 - Sergio Leone, Italian director (d. 1989)
1946 - Victoria Principal, American actress
1946 - John Paul Jones, British musician (Led Zeppelin)
1956 - Mel Gibson, American actor
1969 - Michael Schumacher, German race car driver
1975 - Thomas Bangalter, French DJ (Daft Punk)

 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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