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March 15th, 1951...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Be My Love"
by Mario Lanza

In the UK:
"The Tennessee Waltz"
by Patti Page & Anita O'Day
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Estes Kefauver

(TIME Cover: March the 12th, 1951)

 Famous people born on the 15th of March:

1638 - Shunzhi Emperor of China
1713 - Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, French astronomer (d. 1762)
1767 - Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)
1914 - Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (d. 1985)
1940 - Phil Lesh, American musician (Grateful Dead)
1941 - Mike Love, American musician (The Beach Boys)
1943 - David Cronenberg, Canadian film director
1948 - Kate Bornstein (born Albert Bornstein), American transgender author and gender theorist

 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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