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May 10th, 1951...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"How High the Moon"
by Les Paul and Mary Ford

In the UK:
"Mockin' Bird Hill"
by Les Paul & Mary Ford
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Jawaharlal Nehru

(TIME Cover: May the 7th, 1951)

 Famous people born on the 10th of May:

563 BC - Siddhartha Gautama, later Buddha (d. 483 BC)
1265 - Emperor Fushimi of Japan (d. 1317)
1788 - Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist (d. 1827)
1899 - Fred Astaire, American singer, dancer, and actor (d. 1987)
1902 - David O. Selznick, American film producer (d. 1965)
1957 - Sid Vicious, English bassist (The Sex Pistols) (d. 1979)
1960 - Bono, Irish singer (U2)
1965 - Linda Evangelista, Canadian Supermodel
1974 - Sylvain Wiltord, 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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