kakorama: a ride into the past


September 18th, 1940...

Today is Wednesday !

 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: Baron Beaverbrook

(TIME Cover: September the 16th, 1940)

 Famous people born on the 18th of September:

53 - Trajan, Roman Emperor (d. 117)
1733 - George Read, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence (d. 1798)
1765 - Pope Gregory XVI (d. 1846)
1819 - Leon Foucault, French physicist (d. 1868)
1905 - Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (d. 1990)
1923 - Queen Anne of Romania
1932 - Nikolai Rukavishnikov, cosmonaut (d. 2002)
1952 - Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones) (d. 2002)
1954 - Takao Doi, Japanese astronaut
1971 - Lance Armstrong, American cyclist

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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