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October 5th, 1948...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Twelfth Street Rag"
by Pee Wee Hunt

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Joe DiMaggio, New York Yankees

(TIME Cover: October the 4th, 1948)

 Famous people born on the 5th of October:

1713 - Denis Diderot, French philosopher and encylopedist (d. 1784)
1829 - Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States (d.1886)
1864 - Louis Lumière, French film pioneer (d. 1948)
1907 - Mrs. Miller, American singer (d. 1997)
1929 - Richard F. Gordon, Jr., American astronaut
1930 - Pavel Popovich, Soviet cosmonaut
1936 - Václav Havel, playwright and President of the Czech Republic
1942 - Richard Street, American r&b singer (The Temptations)
1951 - Bob Geldof, Irish singer & songwriter (The Boomtown Rats)

 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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