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December 8th, 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: Lewis Douglas

(TIME Cover: December the 1st, 1947)

 Famous people born on the 8th of December:

65 BC - Horace, Roman poet (d. 8 BC)
1542 - Mary Queen of Scots (d. 1587)
1626 - Queen Christina of Sweden (d. 1689)
1708 - Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1765)
1765 - Eli Whitney, American inventor (d. 1825)
1861 - Aristide Maillol, French sculptor (d. 1944)
1864 - Camille Claudel, French graphic artist and sculptor (d. 1943)
1925 - Sammy Davis Jr., American actor and singer (d. 1990)
1927 - Vladimir Shatalov, Soviet Union-born cosmonaut
1936 - David Carradine, American actor
1943 - Jim Morrison, American singer (The Doors) (d. 1971)
1953 - Kim Basinger, American actress
1957 - Phil Collen, British guitarist (Def Leppard)
1966 - Sinéad O'Connor, Irish musician

 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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