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January 4th, 1947...

Today is Saturday !

 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 4th of January:

1077 - Emperor Zhezong of Song Dynasty in China (d. 1100)
1643 - Sir Isaac Newton, English mathematician and natural philosopher (d. 1727)
1710 - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (d. 1736)
1809 - Louis Braille, French inventor of Braille (d. 1852)
1900 - James Bond, American ornithologist (d. 1989)
1905 - Sterling Holloway, American actor (d. 1992)
1940 - Brian David Josephson, Nobel laureate
1940 - Gao Xingjian, Nobel laureate
1945 - Richard R. Schrock, Nobel laureate

 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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