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October 30th, 1947...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Near You"
by Francis Craig

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: India

(TIME Cover: October the 27th, 1947)

 Famous people born on the 30th of October:

1218 - Emperor Chukyo of Japan (d. 1234)
1735 - John Adams, American revolutionary leader and President of the United States (d. 1826)
1821 - Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian writer (d. 1881)
1871 - Paul Valery, French poet (d. 1945)
1939 - Grace Slick, American singer (Jefferson Airplane)
1945 - Henry Winkler, American actor
1947 - Timothy B. Schmit, bass guitarist (Eagles)
1960 - Diego Armando Maradona, Argentine footballe

 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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