kakorama: a ride into the past


December 22nd, 1942...

Today is Tuesday !

 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 22nd of December:

1178 - Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185)
1639 - Jean Racine, French dramatist (d. 1699)
1666 - Guru Gobind Singh, Sikh guru (d. 1708)
1690 - Meidingnu Pamheiba, King of Manipur (d. 1751)
1858 - Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (d. 1924)
1898 - Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Russian physicist (d. 1974)
1942 - Dick Parry, English musician (Pink Floyd)
1949 - Maurice Gibb, English musician (The Bee Gees) (d. 2003)
1949 - Robin Gibb, English musician (The Bee Gees)
1972 - Vanessa Paradis, French singer and actress
1974 - Heather Donahue, American actress, famous for her role in The Blair Witch Project

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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