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October 22nd, 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: William Jansen

(TIME Cover: October the 19th, 1953)

 Famous people born on the 22nd of October:

1197 - Emperor Juntoku of Japan (d. 1242)
1511 - Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1553)
1688 - Nadir Shah of Persia (d. 1747)
1689 - King John V of Portugal (d. 1750)
1811 - Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1886)
1903 - George Wells Beadle, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1989)
1913 - Bao Dai, Emperor of Vietnam (d. 1997)
1938 - Christopher Lloyd, American actor
1943 - Catherine Deneuve, French actress
1968 - Shaggy, Jamaican musician

 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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