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September 18th, 1952...

Today is Thursday !

 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: G. Mennen Williams

(TIME Cover: September the 15th, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 18th of September:

53 - Trajan, Roman Emperor (d. 117)
1733 - George Read, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence (d. 1798)
1765 - Pope Gregory XVI (d. 1846)
1819 - Leon Foucault, French physicist (d. 1868)
1905 - Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (d. 1990)
1923 - Queen Anne of Romania
1932 - Nikolai Rukavishnikov, cosmonaut (d. 2002)
1952 - Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones) (d. 2002)
1954 - Takao Doi, Japanese astronaut
1971 - Lance Armstrong, American cyclist

 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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