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February 27th, 1949...

Today is Sunday !

 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: Louis Armstrong, Jazz Musician

(TIME Cover: February the 21st, 1949)

 Famous people born on the 27th of February:

272 - Constantine I, Roman emperor (d. 337)
1711 - Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (d. 1769)
1902 - John Steinbeck, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1928 - Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel
1930 - Joanne Woodward, American actress
1932 - Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress
1957 - Adrian Smith, English musician (Iron Maiden)

 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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