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January 9th, 1947...

Today is Thursday !

 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 9th of January:

1554 - Pope Gregory XV (d. 1623)
1624 - Empress Meisho of Japan (d. 1696)
1900 - Maria of Romania, Queen Consort of Yugoslavia (d. 1961)
1908 - Simone de Beauvoir, French author (d. 1986)
1913 - Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States (d. 1994)
1941 - Joan Baez, American singer and activist
1944 - Jimmy Page, English guitarist
1958 - Mehmet Ali Agca, Turkish attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II

 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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