kakorama: a ride into the past


October 13th, 1940...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I'll Never Smile Again"
by Tommy Dorsey

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: William S. Knudsen

(TIME Cover: October the 7th, 1940)

 Famous people born on the 13th of October:

709 - Emperor Konin Japan (d. 781)
1453 - Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (d. 1471)
1862 - Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer (d. 1900)
1921 - Yves Montand, Italian-born singer and actor (d. 1991)
1925 - Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1934 - Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer
1941 - Paul Simon, American singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1964 - Niè Haishèng, Chinese astronaut
1971 - Sacha Baron Cohen, British comedian

Oscar of the best picture in 1940

directed by Alfred Hitchcock
with Laurence Olivier (Maxim de Winter) and Joan Fontaine (Mrs de Winter)

Designed in 1940

The Pelican chair
by Finn Juhl


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