kakorama: a ride into the past


September 29th, 1940...

Today is Sunday !

 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 29th of September:

106 BC - Pompey the Great, consul of Rome (d. 48 BC)
1547 - Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author (d. 1616)
1703 - François Boucher, French painter (d. 1770)
1864 - Alexandra Kitchin, British model for Lewis Carroll (d. 1925)
1901 - Enrico Fermi, Italian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1954)
1912 - Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director
1932 - Robert Benton, American screenwriter and director
1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis, American musician
1936 - Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy
1943 - Lech Walesa, President of Poland, Nobel Peace Prize winner
1951 - Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile

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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