kakorama: a ride into the past


December 28th, 1940...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Artie Shaw

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Sidney Hillman

(TIME Cover: December the 2nd, 1940)

 Famous people born on the 28th of December:

1164 - Emperor Rokujo of Japan (d. 1176)
1522 - Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583)
1856 - Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1924)
1882 - Arthur Eddington, British astronomer and physicist (d. 1944)
1903 - John von Neumann, Hungarian-born mathematician (d. 1957)
1931 - Guy Debord, French writer and filmmaker (d. 1994)
1938 - Charles Neville, American musician (Neville Brothers)
1969 - Linus Torvalds, Finnish computer programmer

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


Jump to another date:


and click to see what happened:

play crystal ball gazing with the-crystal-ball.com
or translate text into nightingale language on nightingale-song.com
or send singing birthday messages with the kakomessenger
or compose your ringtone for free with the
kakophone machine

© Kakophone 2006
Terms of use - Legal information - Webmaster