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August 2nd, 1953...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I'm Walking Behind You"
by Eddie Fisher

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

TIME Magazine: Cornelius Shields

(TIME Cover: July the 27th, 1953)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of August:

1696 - Mahmud I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1754)
1834 - Frédéric Bartholdi, French sculptor (d. 1904)
1868 - King Constantine I of Greece (d. 1923)
1939 - Wes Craven, American film director
1942 - Isabel Allende, Chilean author
1960 - Neal Morse, American singer, guitarist and keyboardist (Spock's Beard and Transatlantic)

 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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