kakorama: a ride into the past


December 16th, 1942...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"White Christmas"
by Bing Crosby

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Admiral William Halsey

(TIME Cover: November the 30th, 1942)

 Famous people born on the 16th of December:

1485 - Catherine of Aragon, Queen of England (d. 1536)
1790 - King Léopold I of Belgium (d. 1865)
1888 - King Alexander I of Yugoslavia (d. 1934)
1905 - Piet Hein, Danish mathematician and inventor (d. 1996)
1946 - Benny Andersson, Swedish musician, singer and songwriter (ABBA)
1949 - Billy Gibbons, American guitarist (ZZ Top)
1971 - Paul van Dyk (real name Matthias Paul), German trance DJ and producer

Oscar of the best picture in 1942

Mrs. Miniver
directed by William Wyler
with Walter Pidgeon (Clem Miniver) and Greer Garson (Kay Miniver)

Designed in 1942

The Stool
by Mogens Lassen


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