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March 9th, 1951...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Perry Como

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

TIME Magazine: Matthew B. Ridgway

(TIME Cover: March the 5th, 1951)

 Famous people born on the 9th of March:

1285 - Emperor Go-Nijo of Japan (d. 1318)
1629 - Tsar Alexis I of Russia (d. 1676)
1749 - Honore Mirabeau, French writer and politician (d. 1791)
1942 - John Cale, Welsh musician, (The Velvet Underground)
1964 - Juliette Binoche, French actress
1968 - Youri Djorkaeff, French footballer

 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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