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March 17th, 1948...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)"
by Peggy Lee

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Clark Clifford

(TIME Cover: March the 15th, 1948)

 Famous people born on the 17th of March:

1231 - Emperor Shijo of Japan (d. 1242)
1473 - King James IV of Scotland (d. 1513)
1919 - Nat King Cole, American singer (d. 1965)
1930 - James Irwin, astronaut (d. 1991)
1938 - Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
1949 - Patrick Duffy, American actor

 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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