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January 7th, 1947...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Old Lamp-Lighter"
by Sammy Kaye

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: James F. Byrnes, Man of the Year

(TIME Cover: January the 6th, 1947)

 Famous people born on the 7th of January:

1 BC (O.S.) - Jesus of Nazareth, central figure of Christianity, date celebrated by Eastern Orthodox churches as Christmas (d. circa 30) (Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on December 25 according to the Julian Calendar, which for now coincides with January 7 on the Gregorian Calendar, but this will eventually shift.)
1502 - Pope Gregory XIII (d. 1585)
1844 - Bernadette Soubirous, French saint (d. 1879)
1912 - Charles Addams, American cartoonist (d. 1988)
1938 - Roland Topor, French illustrator (d. 1997)
1941 - John E. Walker, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1964 - Nicolas Cage, American actor, director, and producer

 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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