kakorama: a ride into the past


October 20th, 1940...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Only Forever"
by Bing Crosby

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Lieutenant General Wavell

(TIME Cover: October the 14th, 1940)

 Famous people born on the 20th of October:

1469 - Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism (d. 1539)
1677 - Stanislaus I Leszczynski, King of Poland (d. 1766)
1819 - The Báb, Persian founder of the Bábí Faith (d. 1850)
1854 - Arthur Rimbaud, French poet (d. 1891)
1882 - Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born actor (d. 1956)
1891 - James Chadwick, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)
1897 - Crown Prince Eun of Korea (d. 1970)
1934 - Michiko, empress of Japan
1966 - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda leader (d. 2006)
1971 - Snoop Dogg, American rapper

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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