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Role, Location, Notes
Jul 25 1988

Dr. Baruj Benacerraf

Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Nobel prize winner in 1980 for Physiology or Medicine
Sep 11 1984

Professor Murray Gell-Mann

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. Nobel Prize winner in Physics for Quark, 1969
Nov 20 1970

Dr. Charles Townes

Department of Physics, University of California. Nobel Prize Physics 1964
Nov 17 1970

Dr. Melvin Calvin

Berkeley Research Laboratory, University of California (1961 Nobel Prize for Chemistry)
Oct 31 1950

Dr. Ralph J. Bunche

Professor of Government, Harvard University. “First ‘Negro’ to win Nobel Peace Prize”
Sep 24 1947

Dr. Irving T. Langmuir

Assistant Director, Research Laboratory, General Electric Company. Nobel Prize in Surface Chemistry


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  • Martin Luther King

  • Lord Bertrand Russell

  • John Steinbeck

  • George Bernard Shaw

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  • Albert Schweitzer

  • Albert Einstein

  • Albert Camus


The Nobel Prize

On this day, December 10, in 1901, on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. The philanthropist left the bulk of his estate to establish the annual Prize. […]

Nobel Peace Prize

On October 16, in 1993, Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk were jointly named Nobel Peace Prize winners. […]

Pearl Buck

Pearl Buck was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1938.  […]

Pearl Buck

Nobel Prizes are generally awarded today, December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. In 1938, Pearl Buck became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. […]

Francois Mauriac

Francois Mauriac, novelist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1952, was born on this day, October 11, in 1885. […]

Dr. Andrei Sakharov

On this day, October 9, 1975, Dr. Andrei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. […]

Dag Hammarskjold

Dag Hammarskjold was the youngest person to ever have held the United Nations Secretary-General post, and is one of only four people to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize. […]

Melvin Calvin

The American biochemist known for discovering the Calvin cycle, Dr. Melvin Calvin, died on this day, January 8, in 1997. […]

Thomas Mann’s Hands

“There was one picture in particular that won the attention of the photographer and of his sitter: a close-up of Thomas Mann’s hands.” […]

The Grapes of Wrath

April 14 marks the anniversary of the first publication of John Steinbeck’s 1939 novel “The Grapes of Wrath.” […]

Alexander Fleming

Scottish biologist, physician, microbiologist, and pharmacologist Alexander Fleming died on this day, March 11, in 1955. […]

Albert Camus

French philosopher, author and journalist Albert Camus was born on this day, November 7, in 1913. […]

Baruj Benacerraf

Baruj Benacerraf was born on this day in 1920. He was a Venezuelan-American immunologist. […]

Mother Teresa

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known as Mother Teresa, was born on this day, August 26, in 1910. […]

The Marshall Plan

On this day, April 3, in 1948, President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan, named after General George C. Marshall. […]

Albert Camus

French philosopher, author and journalist Albert Camus was born on this day, November 7, in 1913. […]

Mikhail Gorbachev

On this day, October 15, in 1990, Mikhail Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for his leading role in the peace process which today characterizes important parts of the international community.” […]

Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche was a political scientist, academic, and diplomat who became the first African American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on this day, December 10, in 1950. […]

Lech Walesa

On December 9, 1990, Lech Walesa won the Polish presidential election to become Poland’s first freely elected head of state in 63 years. […]

John Steinbeck

A new biography of John Steinbeck features this portrait as the frontispiece. […]

Dr. Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929. In 1964, King became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to him for leading nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in the U.S. […]

Andrei Sakharov Memorial Concert

“… it is the best photo that visualizes the humanity of Sakharov and at the same time is the face that most people remember. Karsh’s photo is exactly the one that fits.” […]

Albert Schweitzer

On this day, January 14, in 1875, Albert Schweitzer was born. Schweitzer was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize of 1952, and his acceptance speech, “The Problem of Peace,” is considered one of the best speeches ever given. […]

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