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October 12th, 1954...

Today is Tuesday !

 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 12th of October:

1008 - Emperor Go-Ichijo of Japan (d. 1036)
1350 - Dmitry Donskoy, Grand Prince of Moscovy (d. 1389)
1537 - King Edward VI of England (d. 1553)
1798 - Pedro I of Brazil (d. 1834)
1896 - Eugenio Montale, Italian poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
1935 - Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor
1942 - Melvin Franklin, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1995)
1948 - Rick Parfitt, British musician (Status Quo)

 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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