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September 24th, 1952...

Today is Wednesday !

 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: Wallace K. Harrison

(TIME Cover: September the 22nd, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 24th of September:

15 - Vitellius, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
1501 - Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician (d. 1576)
1534 - Guru Ram Das, fourth Sikh Guru (d. 1581)
1724 - Sir Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (d. 1803)
1857 - Richard Mansfield, German-born actor (d. 1907)
1911 - Konstantin Chernenko, Soviet premier (d. 1985)
1930 - John W. Young, American astronaut
1951 - Pedro Almodóvar, Spanish movie director

 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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