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March 24th, 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: Lavrenty Beria

(TIME Cover: March the 22nd, 1948)

 Famous people born on the 24th of March:

1820 - A. E. Becquerel, French physicist (d. 1891)
1909 - Clyde Barrow, American crime figure (d. 1934)
1911 - Joseph Barbera, American cartoonist
1930 - Steve McQueen, American actor (d. 1980)
1960 - Nena, German singer
1970 - Sharon Corr, Irish musician (The Corrs)

 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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