kakorama: a ride into the past


August 17th, 1962...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Breaking Up is Hard to Do"
by Neil Sedaka

In the UK:
"I Remember You"
by Frank Ifield
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Senator Harry F. Byrd

(TIME Cover: August the 17th, 1962)

 Famous people born on the 17th of August:

1629 - King John III of Poland
1786 - Davy Crockett, American frontiersman and soldier (d. 1836)
1844 - Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia (d. 1913)
1882 - Samuel Goldwyn, Hollywood producer (d. 1974)
1926 - Jiang Zemin, 3rd President of the People's Republic of China
1933 - Gene Kranz, NASA flight director
1939 - Luther Allison, American blues guitarist
1943 - Robert De Niro, American actor
1952 - Nelson Piquet, Brazilian formula one driver
1952 - Guillermo Vilas, Argentinian tennis player
1956 - Gail Berman, president of Paramount Pictures
1962 - Gilby Clarke, American musician Guns N' Roses

 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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