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August 27th, 1953...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Vaya con Dios (May God Be with You)"
by Les Paul and Mary Ford

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

TIME Magazine: Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey

(TIME Cover: August the 24th, 1953)

 Famous people born on the 27th of August:

1407 - Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425)
1770 - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher (d. 1831)
1890 - Man Ray, photographer and artist (d. 1976)
1908 - Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States (d. 1973)
1915 - Norman F. Ramsey, Nobel Prize laureate
1959 - Gerhard Berger, Austrian race car driver
1976 - Carlos Moya, Spanish tennis player

 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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