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February 10th, 1949...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"A Little Bird Told Me"
by Evelyn Knight

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Mao Tse-tung

(TIME Cover: February the 7th, 1949)

 Famous people born on the 10th of February:

1890 - Boris Pasternak, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1960)
1898 - Bertolt Brecht, German author (d. 1956)
1910 - Georges Pire, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1969)
1929 - Jerry Goldsmith, American composer (d. 2004)
1930 - Robert Wagner, American actor

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1949

Hideki Yukawa

for his prediction of the existence of mesons on the basis of theoretical work on nuclear forces

Kyoto Imperial University - Kyoto, Japan; Columbia University - New York, NY, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1949

All the King's Men
directed by Robert Rossen
with Broderick Crawford (Willie Stark) and Mercedes McCambridge (Sadie Burke)

Designed in 1949

The JG chair
by Ray Komai


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