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August 21st, 1952...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart"
by Vera Lynn

In the UK:
"Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart"
by Vera Lynn
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: George W. Merck

(TIME Cover: August the 18th, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 21st of August:

1165 - King Philip II of France (d. 1223)
1535 - Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619)
1643 - King Afonso VI of Portugal (d. 1683)
1765 - William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1837)
1789 - Augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician (d. 1857)
1930 - Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (d. 2002)
1952 - Joe Strummer, British musician and singer (The Clash) (d. 2002)
1952 - Glenn Hughes, British bassist and vocalist (Finders Keepers/Trapeze/Deep Purple)
1963 - King Mohammed VI of Morocco
1971 - Liam Howlett, British musician (The Prodigy)

 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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