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February 28th, 1949...

Today is Monday !

 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: Dean Acheson

(TIME Cover: February the 28th, 1949)

 Famous people born on the 28th of February:

1533 - Michel de Montaigne, French writer and philosopher (d. 1592)
1820 - John Tenniel, English illustrator (d. 1914)
1823 - Ernest Renan, French philosopher (d. 1892)
1903 - Vincente Minnelli, American director (d. 1986)
1926 - Svetlana Alliluyeva, Soviet defector, daughter of Joseph Stalin
1942 - Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (d. 1969)

 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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