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November 4th, 1954...

Today is Thursday !

 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: Harlow H. Curtice

(TIME Cover: November the 1st, 1954)

 Famous people born on the 4th of November:

1448 - King Alphonso II of Naples (d. 1495)
1470 - King Edward V of England, one of the two princes in the Tower
1901 - Princess Bang-ja of Korea (d. 1989)
1923 - Freddy Heineken, Dutch businessman (d. 2002)
1944 - Scherrie Payne, American singer (The Supremes)
1946 - Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States
1956 - James Honeyman-Scott, English guitarist (The Pretenders) (d. 1982)
1969 - Sean Jean 'Diddy' Combs, American rapper

 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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