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September 25th, 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: Wallace K. Harrison

(TIME Cover: September the 22nd, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 25th of September:

1358 - Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1408)
1525 - Steven Borough, English explorer (d. 1584)
1644 - Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer (d. 1710)
1711 - Qianlong Emperor of China (d. 1799)
1764 - Fletcher Christian, English Bounty mutineer (d. 1793)
1897 - William Faulkner, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
1906 - Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (d. 1975)
1932 - Adolfo Suárez, Prime Minister of Spain
1943 - Robert Gates, American director of the Central Intelligence Agency
1944 - Michael Douglas, American actor and producer
1952 - Christopher Reeve, American actor and activist (d. 2004)
1955 - Steven Severin, British musician (Siouxsie & the Banshees)
1969 - Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh 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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