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May 31st, 1953...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)"
by Percy Faith

In the UK:
"I Believe"
by Frankie Laine
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Alcide de Gasperi

(TIME Cover: May the 25th, 1953)

 Famous people born on the 31st of May:

1048 - Omar Khayyám, Persian philosopher (d. 1131)
1469 - King Manuel I of Portugal (d. 1521)
1557 - Feodor I, Tsar of Russia (d. 1598)
1640 - Michal Wisniowiecki, King of Poland (d. 1673)
1857 - Pope Pius XI (d. 1939)
1923 - Prince Rainier III of Monaco (d. 2005)
1930 - Clint Eastwood, American actor
1945 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German film director (d. 1982)
1948 - John Bonham, British musician (Led Zeppelin) (d. 1980)
1964 - Darryl McDaniels, American musician (Run-D.M.C.)
1965 - Brooke Shields, American model
1967 - Sandrine Bonnaire, French actress

 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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