kakorama: a ride into the past


June 1st, 1962...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Stranger on the Shore"
by Mr. Acker Bilk

In the UK:
"Good Luck Charm"
by Elvis Presley
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Bear v. Bull

(TIME Cover: June the 1st, 1962)

 Famous people born on the 1st of June:

1771 - Ernest Augustus I of Hanover (d. 1851)
1563 - Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, English statesman and spymaster (d. 1612)
1815 - King Otto of Greece (d. 1862)
1857 - Le Pétomane (Joseph Pujol), French professional farter (d. 1945)
1926 - Marilyn Monroe, American actress (d. 1962)
1928 - Georgi Dobrovolski, cosmonaut
1940 - René Auberjonois, American actor
1959 - Alan Wilder, British musician (Depeche Mode and Recoil)
1960 - Simon Gallup, English guitarist, (The Cure)
1963 - Mike Joyce, English drummer (The Smiths)
1970 - Karen Mulder, Dutch model

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1962

John Steinbeck

for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception


Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1962 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1962

Lawrence of Arabia
directed by David Lean
with Peter O'Toole (T.E. Lawrence) and Omar Sharif (Sherif Ali ibn el Kharish)

Designed in 1962

The T-520 Transister Radio
by Dieter Rams


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