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October 19th, 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: Clifford Case, Jr.

(TIME Cover: October the 18th, 1954)

 Famous people born on the 19th of October:

1276 - Prince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1328)
1582 - Dmitry Ivanovich, Tsarevich (d. 1591)
1851 - Empress Myeongseong, Empress of Korea (d.1895)
1862 - Auguste Lumière, French inventor (d. 1954)
1885 - Charles Merrill, American investment banker (d. 1956)
1931 - John le Carré, English novelist
1944 - Peter Tosh, Jamaican musician, political activist (d. 1987)
1969 - Trey Parker, American cartoonist, comedian, writer, and actor

 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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