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November 9th, 1954...

Today is Tuesday !

 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 9th of November:

1841 - King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (d. 1910)
1877 - Allama Iqbal, Indian National poet of Pakistan (d. 1938)
1889 - Jean Monnet, French internationalist (d. 1979)
1913 - Hedy Lamarr, Austrian actress and inventor (d. 2000)
1934 - Carl Sagan, American astronomer and writer (d. 1996)
1951 - Lou Ferrigno, American bodybuilder and actor (Incredible Hulk tv series)
1955 - Karen Dotrice, British actress, famous for Mary Poppins

 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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