kakorama: a ride into the past


June 19th, 1946...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Gypsy"
by The Ink Spots

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Joe Curran

(TIME Cover: June the 17th, 1946)

 Famous people born on the 19th of June:

1301 - Prince Morikuni, Japanese shogun (d. 1333)
1566 - King James I of England and VI of Scotland (d. 1625)
1623 - Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1662)
1764 - José Gervasio Artigas, father of Uruguay (d. 1850)
1896 - Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (d. 1986)
1922 - Aage Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1933 - Viktor Patsayev, cosmonaut
1947 - Salman Rushdie, Indian author
1962 - Paula Abdul, American singer

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1946

Hermann Joseph Muller

for the discovery of the production of mutations by means of X-ray irradiation

Indiana University - Bloomington, IN, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1946

The Best Years of Our Lives
directed by William Wyler
with Fredric March (Al Stephenson) and Harold Russell (Homer Parrish)

Designed in 1946

The Radio - Walnut and bakelite
by Charles Eames


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