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April 29th, 1950...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Third Man Theme"
by Anton Karas

In the UK:
"My Foolish Heart"
by Billy Eckstine
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Betty Hutton

(TIME Cover: April the 24th, 1950)

 Famous people born on the 29th of April:

534 - Taliesin, the bard, Welsh poet, according to legend in Mabinogion
1854 - Henri Poincaré, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1912)
1899 - Duke Ellington, American jazz pianist and bandleader (d. 1974)
1901 - Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (d. 1989)
1954 - Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian
1958 - Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress
1970 - Andre Agassi, American tennis player
1970 - Uma Thurman, American actress

 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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