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November 12th, 1954...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"This Ole House"
by Rosemary Clooney

In the UK:
"My Son My Son"
by Vera Lynn
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: David Brubeck

(TIME Cover: November the 8th, 1954)

 Famous people born on the 12th of November:

1840 - Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (d. 1917)
1866 - Sun Yat-sen, first President of the Republic of China (d. 1925)
1915 - Roland Barthes, French critic and writer (d. 1980)
1929 - Grace Kelly, Princess Grace of Monaco, American actress (d. 1982)
1936 - Mort Shuman, American songwriter and singer (d. 1991)
1945 - Neil Young, Canadian singer, songwriter, and musician
1961 - Nadia Comaneci, Romanian gymnast

 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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