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November 12th, 1947...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Near You"
by Francis Craig

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Sir Stafford Cripps

(TIME Cover: November the 10th, 1947)

 Famous people born on the 12th of November:

1840 - Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (d. 1917)
1866 - Sun Yat-sen, first President of the Republic of China (d. 1925)
1915 - Roland Barthes, French critic and writer (d. 1980)
1929 - Grace Kelly, Princess Grace of Monaco, American actress (d. 1982)
1936 - Mort Shuman, American songwriter and singer (d. 1991)
1945 - Neil Young, Canadian singer, songwriter, and musician
1961 - Nadia Comaneci, Romanian gymnast

 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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