kakorama: a ride into the past


August 20th, 1952...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart"
by Vera Lynn

In the UK:
"Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart"
by Vera Lynn
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: George W. Merck

(TIME Cover: August the 18th, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 20th of August:

1601 - Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (d. 1665)
1625 - Thomas Corneille, French dramatist (d. 1709)
1833 - Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (d. 1901)
1901 - Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1910 - Eero Saarinen, Finnish architect (d. 1961)
1944 - Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (d. 1991)
1948 - Robert Plant, English singer (Led Zeppelin)

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1952

Selman Abraham Waksman

for his discovery of streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis

Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1952

The Greatest Show on Earth
directed by Cecil B. DeMille
with Betty Hutton (Holly) and Charlton Heston (Brad Braden)

Designed in 1952

The Bookcase from the Maison du Mexique
by Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouve, Sonia Delaunay


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