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November 19th, 1954...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I Need You Now"
by Eddie Fisher

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

TIME Magazine: George M. Leader

(TIME Cover: November the 15th, 1954)

 Famous people born on the 19th of November:

1464 - Emperor Go-Kashiwabara of Japan (d. 1526)
1600 - King Charles I of England (d. 1649)
1805 - Ferdinand de Lesseps, French diplomat and Suez Canal engineer (d. 1894)
1875 - Mikhail I. Kalinin, President of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (d. 1946)
1917 - Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (d. 1984)
1942 - Calvin Klein, American clothing designer
1957 - Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (d. 2000)
1961 - Meg Ryan, American actres
1962 - Jodie Foster, American actress
1997 - McCaughey septuplets, World's first surviving set of septuplets

 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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