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September 13th, 1952...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"You Belong to Me"
by Jo Stafford

In the UK:
"The Homing Waltz"
by Vera Lynn & Alma Cogan
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Mohammed Naguib

(TIME Cover: September the 8th, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 13th of September:

1087 - John II Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1143)
1739 - Grigori Potemkin, Russian statesman (d. 1791)
1916 - Roald Dahl, Welsh writer (d. 1990)
1924 - Maurice Jarre, French composer
1931 - Barbara Bain, American actress
1944 - Jacqueline Bisset, British actress
1952 - Randy Jones, American musician, The Village People
1967 - Tim Owens, American singer, Iced Earth, ex-Judas Priest

 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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