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October 2nd, 1952...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"You Belong to Me"
by Jo Stafford

In the UK:
"The Homing Waltz"
by Vera Lynn & Alma Cogan
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Allan Shivers

(TIME Cover: September the 29th, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of October:

1452 - King Richard III of England (d. 1485)
1737 - Francis Hopkinson, American author and signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1791)
1798 - King Charles Albert of Sardinia (d. 1849)
1869 - Mahatma Gandhi, Bapu, Indian political leader, Father of the Nation (d. 1948)
1890 - Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (d. 1977)
1904 - Graham Greene, British novelist (d. 1991)
1950 - Michael Rutherford, British musician (Genesis)
1951 - Sting, British musician and actor
1968 - Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1952

Selman Abraham Waksman

for his discovery of streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis

Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1952

The Greatest Show on Earth
directed by Cecil B. DeMille
with Betty Hutton (Holly) and Charlton Heston (Brad Braden)

Designed in 1952

The Bookcase from the Maison du Mexique
by Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouve, Sonia Delaunay


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