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December 20th, 1950...

Today is Wednesday !

 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 20th of December:

1537 - King John III of Sweden (d. 1592)
1786 - Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (d. 1853)
1868 - Harvey Firestone, American automobile pioneer (d. 1938)
1945 - Peter George Criscoula, American drummer and singer (KISS)
1946 - Uri Geller, Israeli psychic
1966 - Chris Robinson, American singer (Black Crowes)

 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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