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February 7th, 1952...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads

In the UK:
"The Loveliest Night Of The Year"
by Mario Lanza & Anne Shelton
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Clarence Decatur Howe

(TIME Cover: February the 4th, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 7th of February:

1102 - Empress Matilda, Princess of England and wife of Henry V of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1169)
1693 - Empress Anna of Russia (d. 1740)
1812 - Charles Dickens, English novelist (d. 1870)
1867 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (d. 1957)
1906 - Puyi, Emperor of China (d. 1967)
1962 - David Bryan, American musician (Bon Jovi)

 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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