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September 3rd, 1949...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"You're Breaking My Heart"
by Vic Damone

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: David Dubinsky

(TIME Cover: August the 29th, 1949)

 Famous people born on the 3rd of September:

1034 - Emperor Go-Sanjo of Japan (d. 1073)
1875 - Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian automotive engineer (d. 1951)
1928 - Gaston Thorn, President of the European Commission
1942 - Al Jardine, American musician (the Beach Boys)
1953 - Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French film director
1955 - Steve Jones, English musician (Sex Pistols)

 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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