kakorama: a ride into the past


September 3rd, 1940...

Today is Tuesday !

 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: Earl of Athlone

(TIME Cover: September the 2nd, 1940)

 Famous people born on the 3rd of September:

1034 - Emperor Go-Sanjo of Japan (d. 1073)
1875 - Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian automotive engineer (d. 1951)
1928 - Gaston Thorn, President of the European Commission
1942 - Al Jardine, American musician (the Beach Boys)
1953 - Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French film director
1955 - Steve Jones, English musician (Sex Pistols)

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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