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December 18th, 1950...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Thing"
by Phil Harris

In the UK:
"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"
by Eve Young & The Homesteaders
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Frank Stanton

(TIME Cover: December the 4th, 1950)

 Famous people born on the 18th of December:

1507 - Ouchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)
1863 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (d. 1914)
1878 - Josef Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union (d. 1953)
1890 - Edwin Armstrong, American inventor (d. 1954)
1913 - Willy Brandt, Chancellor of Germany and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)
1934 - Boris Volynov, cosmonaut
1943 - Keith Richards, British guitarist (The Rolling Stones)
1946 - Steven Spielberg, American film director
1963 - Brad Pitt, American actor
1971 - Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Spanish tennis player
1978 - Katie Holmes, American actress
1980 - Christina Aguilera, American singer

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1950

Cecil Frank Powell

for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear processes and his discoveries regarding mesons made with this method

United Kingdom
Bristol University - Bristol, United Kingdom

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1950

All about Eve
directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
with George Sanders (Addison De Witt), Anne Baxter (Eve Harrington) and Bette Davis (Margo Channing)

Designed in 1950

The Chair, Model No. 132U
by Donald Knorr


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