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May 20th, 1947...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Ted Weems

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: J. Arthur Rank

(TIME Cover: May the 19th, 1947)

 Famous people born on the 20th of May:

1799 - Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (d. 1850)
1883 - King Faisal I of Iraq (d. 1933)
1894 - Chandrashekarendra Saraswati, Indian Hindu sage, Jivanmukta (d. 1994)
1915 - Moshe Dayan, Israeli general (d. 1981)
1918 - Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
1944 - Joe Cocker, British singer
1946 - Cher, American singer

 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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