kakorama: a ride into the past


September 25th, 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: Henry Wallace

(TIME Cover: September the 23rd, 1940)

 Famous people born on the 25th of September:

1358 - Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1408)
1525 - Steven Borough, English explorer (d. 1584)
1644 - Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer (d. 1710)
1711 - Qianlong Emperor of China (d. 1799)
1764 - Fletcher Christian, English Bounty mutineer (d. 1793)
1897 - William Faulkner, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
1906 - Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (d. 1975)
1932 - Adolfo Suárez, Prime Minister of Spain
1943 - Robert Gates, American director of the Central Intelligence Agency
1944 - Michael Douglas, American actor and producer
1952 - Christopher Reeve, American actor and activist (d. 2004)
1955 - Steven Severin, British musician (Siouxsie & the Banshees)
1969 - Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress

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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