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April 12th, 1950...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Music! Music! Music!"
by Teresa Brewer

In the UK:
"Music! Music! Music!"
by Teresa Brewer
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Ted Williams

(TIME Cover: April the 10th, 1950)

 Famous people born on the 12th of April:

599 BC - Mahavira, founder of Jainism (d. 527 BC)
812 - Muhammad at-Taqi, Arabian Shia Imam (d. 835)
1577 - Christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648)
1869 - Henri Désiré Landru, French serial killer (d. 1922)
1940 - Herbie Hancock, American pianist and composer
1948 - Joschka Fischer, Foreign Minister of Germany
1978 - Guy Berryman, British musician (Coldplay)

 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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