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February 23rd, 1952...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads

In the UK:
"There's Always Room At Our House"
by Guy Mitchell
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Queen Elizabeth II

(TIME Cover: February the 18th, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 23rd of February:

1417 - Pope Paul II (d. 1471)
1646 - Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)
1685 - Georg Friedrich Handel, German/British Baroque composer (d. 1759)
1743 - Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812
1940 - Peter Fonda, American actor
1954 - Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine

 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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