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December 27th, 1947...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Vaughn Monroe

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Lewis Douglas

(TIME Cover: December the 1st, 1947)

 Famous people born on the 27th of December:

1571 - Johannes Kepler, German astronomer (d. 1630)
1654 - Jacob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1705)
1717 - Pope Pius VI (d. 1799)
1773 - George Cayley, English scientist, inventor, and politician (d. 1857)
1822 - Louis Pasteur, French scientist (d. 1895)
1943 - Pete Quaife, British musician (Kinks)
1948 - Gérard Depardieu, French actor
1952 - David Knopfler, British musician (Dire Straits)

 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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