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December 23rd, 1952...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Why Don't You Believe Me?"
by Joni James

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

TIME Magazine: Alfred Jacobsen

(TIME Cover: December the 1st, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 23rd of December:

245 - Zenobia, the queen of Palmyra
1537 - King John III of Sweden (d. 1592)
1750 - King Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (d. 1827)
1777 - Tsar Alexander I of Russia (d. 1825)
1790 - Jean François Champollion, French Egyptologist (d. 1832)
1864 - Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (d. 1890)
1918 - Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of Germany
1933 - Akihito, Emperor of Japan
1943 - Silvia Sommerlath, Queen of Sweden
1951 - Anthony Phillips, British guitarist (Genesis)
1956 - Dave Murray, English guitarist (Iron Maiden)
1956 - Michele Alboreto, Italian Formula one driver (d. 2001)
1964 - Eddie Vedder, American musician (Pearl Jam)

 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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