kakorama: a ride into the past


October 23rd, 1940...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Only Forever"
by Bing Crosby

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Wendell Wilkie

(TIME Cover: October the 21st, 1940)

 Famous people born on the 23rd of October:

1715 - Peter II of Russia (d. 1730)
1844 - Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (d. 1923)
1893 - Gummo Marx, American actor (d. 1977)
1905 - Felix Bloch, Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)
1940 - Pelé, Brazilian footballer
1951 - Fatmir Sejdiu, President of Kosovo
1991 - Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan

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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