kakorama: a ride into the past


September 6th, 1940...

Today is Friday !

 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 6th of September:

1666 - Tsar Ivan V of Russia (d. 1696)
1757 - Marquis de Lafayette, French soldier and statesman (d. 1834)
1876 - John James Richard Macleod, Scottish-born physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
1923 - King Peter II of Yugoslavia (d. 1970)
1943 - Roger Waters, bassist, songwriter, and erstwhile leader of the Brit Rock Band Pink Floyd
1961 - Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, Norwegian guitarist (a-ha)
1971 - Dolores O'Riordan, Irish musician (The Cranberries)
1974 - Nina Persson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)

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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