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January 5th, 1947...

Today is Sunday !

 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 5th of January:

1209 - Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1272)
1548 - Francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian (d. 1617)
1587 - Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer (d. 1641)
1592 - Shah Jahan, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1666)
1846 - Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1926)
1855 - King Camp Gillette, American inventor (d. 1932)
1876 - Konrad Adenauer, German statesman (d. 1967)
1931 - Alvin Ailey, American choreographer (d. 1989)
1932 - Umberto Eco, Italian writer
1940 - Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician
1941 - Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese film maker
1946 - Diane Keaton, American actress
1969 - Marilyn Manson, American singer

 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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