kakorama: a ride into the past


December 18th, 1942...

Today is Friday !

 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 18th of December:

1507 - Ouchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)
1863 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (d. 1914)
1878 - Josef Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union (d. 1953)
1890 - Edwin Armstrong, American inventor (d. 1954)
1913 - Willy Brandt, Chancellor of Germany and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)
1934 - Boris Volynov, cosmonaut
1943 - Keith Richards, British guitarist (The Rolling Stones)
1946 - Steven Spielberg, American film director
1963 - Brad Pitt, American actor
1971 - Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Spanish tennis player
1978 - Katie Holmes, American actress
1980 - Christina Aguilera, American singer

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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