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May 13th, 1947...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Ted Weems

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Arthur Vandenberg

(TIME Cover: May the 12th, 1947)

 Famous people born on the 13th of May:

1655 - Pope Innocent XIII (d. 1724)
1717 - Empress Maria Theresa of Austria (d. 1780)
1753 - Lazare Carnot, French general, politician, and mathematician (d. 1823)
1792 - Pope Pius IX (d. 1878)
1882 - Georges Braque, French painter (d. 1963)
1939 - Harvey Keitel, American actor
1950 - Stevie Wonder, American singer and musician
1951 - Paul Thompson, British rock drummer (Roxy Music)
1979 - Prince Carl Philip of Sweden

 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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