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April 10th, 1953...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Doggie in the Window"
by Patti Page

In the UK:
"She Wears Red Feathers"
by Guy Mitchell
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Bishop Otto Dibelius

(TIME Cover: April the 6th, 1953)

 Famous people born on the 10th of April:

1389 - Cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1464)
1755 - Samuel Hahnemann, German physician (d. 1843)
1847 - Joseph Pulitzer, American journalist and publisher (d. 1911)
1880 - Mohammed Nadir Shah, Afghan king
1932 - Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor
1947 - Bunny Wailer, Jamaican musician
1950 - Eddie Hazel, American guitarist (P-Funk and The Temptations) (d. 1992)
1957 - John M. Ford, American science fiction author and poet (d. 2006)
1959 - Brian Setzer, American musician (Stray Cats)

 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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