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May 23rd, 1951...

Today is Wednesday !

 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: Juan and Eva Peron

(TIME Cover: May the 21st, 1951)

 Famous people born on the 23rd of May:

1052 - King Philip I of France (d. 1108)
1100 - Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)
1734 - Franz Anton Mesmer, Austrian physician/hypnotist (d.1815)
1917 - Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (invented the strange attractor notion and coined the term butterfly effect)
1933 - Joan Collins, English actress
1951 - Anatoly Karpov, Russian chess player
1967 - Phil Selway, English drummer (Radiohead)
1972 - Rubens Barrichello, Brazilian race car driver

 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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