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May 31st, 1952...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Blue Tango"
by Leroy Anderson

In the UK:
"Around The Corner"
by Jo Stafford
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Lucille Ball

(TIME Cover: May the 26th, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 31st of May:

1048 - Omar Khayyám, Persian philosopher (d. 1131)
1469 - King Manuel I of Portugal (d. 1521)
1557 - Feodor I, Tsar of Russia (d. 1598)
1640 - Michal Wisniowiecki, King of Poland (d. 1673)
1857 - Pope Pius XI (d. 1939)
1923 - Prince Rainier III of Monaco (d. 2005)
1930 - Clint Eastwood, American actor
1945 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German film director (d. 1982)
1948 - John Bonham, British musician (Led Zeppelin) (d. 1980)
1964 - Darryl McDaniels, American musician (Run-D.M.C.)
1965 - Brooke Shields, American model
1967 - Sandrine Bonnaire, French actress

 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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