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December 25th, 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 25th of December:

1250 - John IV Lascaris, Eastern Roman Emperor (d. circa 1305)
1642 (O.S.) - Sir Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician (d. 1727)
1763 - Claude Chappe, French telecommunications pioneer (d. 1805)
1876 - Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan (d. 1948)
1878 - Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver (d. 1941)
1887 - Conrad Nicholson Hilton, American hotelier (d. 1979)
1899 - Humphrey Bogart, American actor (d. 1957)
1918 - Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, Nobel laureate (d. 1981)
1936 - Princess Alexandra of Kent
1954 - Annie Lennox, Scottish singer
1959 - Michael P. Anderson, astronaut (d. 2003)
1961 - Ingrid Betancourt, Colombian senator
1971 - Dido, English 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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