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October 15th, 1953...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"St. George and the Dragonet"
by Stan Freberg

In the UK:
"Look At That Girl"
by Guy Mitchell
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: John Foster Dulles

(TIME Cover: October the 12th, 1953)

 Famous people born on the 15th of October:

70 BC - Virgil, Roman poet (d. 19 BC)
1542 - Akbar, Jellaladin Mahommed, Mughal Emperor (died 160
1844 - Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (d. 1900)
1893 - King Carol II of Romania (d. 1953)
1915 - Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli politician
1926 - Michel Foucault, French philosopher (d. 1984)
1946 - Richard Carpenter, American musician (Carpenters)
1959 - Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
1964 - Roberto Vittori, Italian astronaut
1968 - Didier Deschamps, French football player
2005 - Prince Christian of Denmark, Prince of Denmark

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1953

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values

United Kingdom

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1953

From Here to Eternity
directed by Fred Zinnemann
with Montgomery Clift (Robert E. Lee Prewitt), Burt Lancaster (Sgt. Milton Warden) and Frank Sinatra (Angelo Maggio)

Designed in 1953

The FJ 53 reading chair
by Finn Juhl


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