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July 5th, 1949...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)"
by Vaughn Monroe

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Mayor Fletcher Bowron

(TIME Cover: July the 4th, 1949)

 Famous people born on the 5th of July:

1717 - Pedro III of Portugal, consort of Maria I of Portugal (d. 1786)
1889 - Jean Cocteau, French writer (d. 1963)
1901 - Sergey Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master (d. 1992)
1911 - Georges Pompidou, President of France (d. 1974)
1950 - Huey Lewis, American musician
1979 - Amélie Mauresmo, French tennis player
1980 - Eva Green, actress

 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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