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January 1st, 1948...

Today is Thursday !

 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 1st of January:

431 - Pope Alexander VI (d. 1503)
1638 - Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (d. 1685)
1863 - Pierre de Coubertin, French Olympic Games initiator(d. 1937)
1881 - Vajiravudh, King of Thailand (d. 1925)
1883 - Gabrielle Chanel, French Designer (d. 1971)
1919 - J. D. Salinger, American novelist
1945 - Jacky Ickx, Belgian race car driver
1972 - Lilian Thuram, French footballer

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1948

Arne Wilhelm Kaurin Tiselius

for his research on electrophoresis and adsorption analysis, especially for his discoveries concerning the complex nature of the serum proteins

Uppsala University - Uppsala, Sweden

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1948

directed by Laurence Olivier
with Laurence Olivier (Hamlet) and Jean Simmons (Ophelia)

Designed in 1948

The Revolving Chair, model no. 4876
by Edward Wormley


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