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January 7th, 1951...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Tennessee Waltz"
by Patti Page

In the UK:
"I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat"
by Mel Blanc
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Frank Stanton

(TIME Cover: December the 4th, 1950)

 Famous people born on the 7th of January:

1 BC (O.S.) - Jesus of Nazareth, central figure of Christianity, date celebrated by Eastern Orthodox churches as Christmas (d. circa 30) (Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on December 25 according to the Julian Calendar, which for now coincides with January 7 on the Gregorian Calendar, but this will eventually shift.)
1502 - Pope Gregory XIII (d. 1585)
1844 - Bernadette Soubirous, French saint (d. 1879)
1912 - Charles Addams, American cartoonist (d. 1988)
1938 - Roland Topor, French illustrator (d. 1997)
1941 - John E. Walker, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1964 - Nicolas Cage, American actor, director, and producer

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1951

Max Theiler

for his discoveries concerning yellow fever and how to combat it

Union of South Africa
Laboratories of the Division of Medicine and Public Health, Rockefeller Foundation - New York, NY, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1951

An American in Paris
directed by Vincente Minnelli
with Gene Kelly (Jerry Mulligan), Leslie Caron (Lise Bouvier) and Georges Guétary (Henri Baurel)

Designed in 1951

The Armchair Model 71
by Eero Saarinen


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