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July 5th, 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: William J. Levitt

(TIME Cover: July the 3rd, 1950)

 Famous people born on the 5th of July:

1717 - Pedro III of Portugal, consort of Maria I of Portugal (d. 1786)
1889 - Jean Cocteau, French writer (d. 1963)
1901 - Sergey Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master (d. 1992)
1911 - Georges Pompidou, President of France (d. 1974)
1950 - Huey Lewis, American musician
1979 - Amélie Mauresmo, French tennis player
1980 - Eva Green, 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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