kakorama: a ride into the past


May 5th, 1953...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Doggie in the Window"
by Patti Page

In the UK:
"I Believe"
by Frankie Laine
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Oveta Culp Hobby

(TIME Cover: May the 4th, 1953)

 Famous people born on the 5th of May:

867 - Uda, Emperor of Japan (d. 931)
1210 - King Afonso III of Portugal (d. 1279)
1747 - Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1792)
1813 - Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (d. 1855)
1818 - Karl Marx, German political philosopher (d. 1883)
1826 - Empress Eugenie of France, wife of Napoleon III (d. 1920)
1903 - James Beard, American chef and cookbook writer (d. 1985)

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1953

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values

United Kingdom

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1953

From Here to Eternity
directed by Fred Zinnemann
with Montgomery Clift (Robert E. Lee Prewitt), Burt Lancaster (Sgt. Milton Warden) and Frank Sinatra (Angelo Maggio)

Designed in 1953

The FJ 53 reading chair
by Finn Juhl


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