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July 1st, 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: Pablo Picasso

(TIME Cover: June the 26th, 1950)

 Famous people born on the 1st of July:

1481 - Christian II of Denmark, Sweden and Norway (d. 1559)
1506 - Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1526)
1534 - Frederick II of Denmark (d. 1588)
1646 - Gottfried Leibniz, German mathematician (d. 1716)
1804 - George Sand, French writer (d. 1876)
1906 - Estée Lauder, American entrepreneur (d. 2004)
1931 - Leslie Caron, French actress
1934 - Sydney Pollack, American film director
1945 - Deborah Harry, American musician, (Blondie)
1951 - Fred Schneider, American singer (The B-52's)
1961 - Diana, Princess of Wales, (d. 1997)
1961 - Carl Lewis, American athlete
1967 - Pamela Anderson, Canadian model and 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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