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November 16th, 1953...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Vaya con Dios (May God Be with You)"
by Les Paul and Mary Ford

In the UK:
"Answer Me (tied for one week)"
by Frankie Laine
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Igor Sikorsky

(TIME Cover: November the 16th, 1953)

 Famous people born on the 16th of November:

42 BC - Tiberius, Roman emperor (d. 37)
1836 - David Kalakaua of Hawaii, Hawaiian king (d. 1891)
1922 - José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel laureate
1930 - Salvatore Riina Sicilian mafioso
1952 - Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer
1964 - Diana Krall, Canadian singer

 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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