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November 14th, 1952...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I Went to Your Wedding"
by Patti Page

In the UK:
"Here In My Heart"
by Al Martino
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon

(TIME Cover: November the 10th, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 14th of November:

1650 - King William III of England (d. 1702)
1719 - Leopold Mozart, Austrian composer (d. 1787)
1765 - Robert Fulton, American inventor (d. 1815)
1840 - Claude Monet, French painter (d. 1926)
1933 - Fred Haise, American astronaut
1935 - King Hussein of Jordan (d. 1999)
1948 - Charles, Prince of Wales
1954 - Condoleezza Rice, United States Secretary of State

 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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