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April 2nd, 1953...

Today is Thursday !

 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: Rosalind Russell

(TIME Cover: March the 30th, 1953)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of April:

1348 - Andronicus IV Palaeologus, Eastern Roman Emperor
1510 - Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (d. 1550)
1653 - Prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708)
1725 - Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer and writer (d. 1798)
1805 - Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (d. 1875)
1840 - Émile Zola, French novelist and critic (d. 1902)
1875 - Walter Chrysler, American automobile pioneer (d. 1940)
1891 - Max Ernst, German painter (d. 1976)
1928 - Serge Gainsbourg, French singer (d. 1991)
1939 - Marvin Gaye, American singer (d. 1984)
1961 - Keren Woodward, British singer (Bananarama)
1962 - Pierre Carles, French documentarist

 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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