kakorama: a ride into the past


December 31st, 1942...

Today is Thursday !

 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 31st of December:

1378 - Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)
1491 - Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)
1514 - Vesalius, Flemish anatomist (d. 1564)
1572 - Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)
1830 - Isma'il Pasha, Governor of Egypt (d. 1895)
1869 - Henri Matisse, French painter (d. 1954)
1937 - Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor
1942 - Andy Summers, British musician (The Police)
1943 - Ben Kingsley, English actor
1948 - Donna Summer, American singer
1951 - Tom Hamilton, American musician (Aerosmith)
1963 - Scott Ian, American musician (Anthrax)

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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