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November 26th, 1953...

Today is Thursday !

 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: Harry Dexter White

(TIME Cover: November the 23rd, 1953)

 Famous people born on the 26th of November:

1288 - Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (d. 1339)
1436 - Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (d. 146
1832 - Mary Edwards Walker, American feminist physician (d. 1919)
1847 - Maria Fyodorovna, Princess of Denmark and Empress of Russia (d. 1928)
1869 - Maud, Queen of Norway (d. 1938)
1909 - Eugène Ionesco, French playwright (d. 1994)
1931 - Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentine activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1939 - Tina Turner, American singer and actress
1944 - Jean Terrell, American singer (The Supremes)
1951 - Cicciolina, Italian actress and politician

 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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