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December 31st, 1952...

Today is Wednesday !

 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 31st of December:

1378 - Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)
1491 - Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)
1514 - Vesalius, Flemish anatomist (d. 1564)
1572 - Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)
1830 - Isma'il Pasha, Governor of Egypt (d. 1895)
1869 - Henri Matisse, French painter (d. 1954)
1937 - Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor
1942 - Andy Summers, British musician (The Police)
1943 - Ben Kingsley, English actor
1948 - Donna Summer, American singer
1951 - Tom Hamilton, American musician (Aerosmith)
1963 - Scott Ian, American musician (Anthrax)

 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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