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October 11th, 1954...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Hey There"
by Rosemary Clooney

In the UK:
"Hold My Hand"
by Don Cornell
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Marlon Brando, Actor

(TIME Cover: October the 11th, 1954)

 Famous people born on the 11th of October:

1671 - Frederick IV of Denmark (d. 1730)
1821 - George Williams, English founder of the YMCA (d. 1905)
1844 - Henry Heinz, American food manufacturer (d. 1916)
1884 - Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States (d. 1962)
1885 - François Mauriac, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
1919 - Art Blakey, American jazz drummer (d. 1990)
1969 - Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands
1971 - Petra Haden, American musician (The Rentals)

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1954

Ernest Miller Hemingway

for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style


Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1954

On the Waterfront
directed by Elia Kazan
with Marlon Brando (Terry Malloy) and Eva Marie Saint (Edie Doyle)

Designed in 1954

The Butterfly stool
by Sori Yanagi


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