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November 22nd, 1953...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Rags to Riches"
by Tony Bennett

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 22nd of November:

1602 - Elisabeth of France, Queen of Philip IV of Spain (d. 1644)
1808 - Thomas Cook, British travel entrepreneur (d. 1892)
1869 - André Gide, French writer and Nobel laureate (d. 1951)
1890 - Charles de Gaulle, President of France (d. 1970)
1932 - Robert Vaughn, American actor
1946 - Aston Barrett, Jamaican musician (The Wailers Band)
1950 - Tina Weymouth, American musician (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)
1958 - Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress
1961 - Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer
1967 - Boris Becker, German tennis player

 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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