kakorama: a ride into the past


November 1st, 1940...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Only Forever"
by Bing Crosby

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Ethel Merman

(TIME Cover: October the 28th, 1940)

 Famous people born on the 1st of November:

846 - Louis the Stammerer, King of West Francia (d. 879)
1778 - Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (d. 1837)
1878 - Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentine politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1959)
1946 - Ric Grech, English rock bassist (Family, Ginger Baker's Air Force, Traffic) (d. 1990)
1951 - Ronald Bell, American singer and saxophonist (Kool & the Gang)
1962 - Anthony Kiedis, American singer (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
1967 - Tina Arena, Australian singer

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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