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October 20th, 1947...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Near You"
by Francis Craig

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Oscar Hammerstein II

(TIME Cover: October the 20th, 1947)

 Famous people born on the 20th of October:

1469 - Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism (d. 1539)
1677 - Stanislaus I Leszczynski, King of Poland (d. 1766)
1819 - The Báb, Persian founder of the Bábí Faith (d. 1850)
1854 - Arthur Rimbaud, French poet (d. 1891)
1882 - Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born actor (d. 1956)
1891 - James Chadwick, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)
1897 - Crown Prince Eun of Korea (d. 1970)
1934 - Michiko, empress of Japan
1966 - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda leader (d. 2006)
1971 - Snoop Dogg, American rapper

 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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