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February 2nd, 1949...

Today is Wednesday !

 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: Cole Porter

(TIME Cover: January the 31st, 1949)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of February:

1455 - King John of Denmark (d. 1513)
1649 - Pope Benedict XIII (d. 1730)
1754 - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, French politician (d. 1838)
1882 - James Joyce, Irish author (d. 1941)
1926 - Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, French politician
1947 - Farrah Fawcett, American actress
1977 - Shakira, Colombian singer

 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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