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June 21st, 1950...

Today is Wednesday !

 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: Charles F. Brennan

(TIME Cover: June the 19th, 1950)

 Famous people born on the 21st of June:

1002 - Pope Leo IX (d. 1054)
1226 - King Boleslaus V of Poland (d. 1279)
1781 - Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1840)
1905 - Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (declined) (d. 1980)
1921 - Jane Russell, American actress
1944 - Ray Davies, English musician (The Kinks)
1950 - Joey Kramer, American drummer and percussionist (Aerosmith)
1953 - Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan
1955 - Michel Platini, French footballer
1958 - Gennady Padalka, cosmonaut
1982 - Prince William of Wales, British prince

 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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