kakorama: a ride into the past


January 5th, 1944...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Paper Doll"
by Mills Brothers

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Claire L. Chennault

(TIME Cover: December the 6th, 1943)

 Famous people born on the 5th of January:

1209 - Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1272)
1548 - Francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian (d. 1617)
1587 - Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer (d. 1641)
1592 - Shah Jahan, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1666)
1846 - Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1926)
1855 - King Camp Gillette, American inventor (d. 1932)
1876 - Konrad Adenauer, German statesman (d. 1967)
1931 - Alvin Ailey, American choreographer (d. 1989)
1932 - Umberto Eco, Italian writer
1940 - Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician
1941 - Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese film maker
1946 - Diane Keaton, American actress
1969 - Marilyn Manson, American singer

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1944

Isidor Isaac Rabi

for his resonance method for recording the magnetic properties of atomic nuclei

Columbia University - New York, NY, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1944

Going My Way
directed by Leo McCarey
with Bing Crosby (Father O'Malley) and Barry Fitzgerald (Father Fitzgibbon)

Designed in 1944

The Captain Chairs N 20
by George Nakashima


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