kakorama: a ride into the past


October 20th, 1944...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I'll Walk Alone"
by Dinah Shore

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Lieutenant General Hodges

(TIME Cover: October the 16th, 1944)

 Famous people born on the 20th of October:

1469 - Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism (d. 1539)
1677 - Stanislaus I Leszczynski, King of Poland (d. 1766)
1819 - The Báb, Persian founder of the Bábí Faith (d. 1850)
1854 - Arthur Rimbaud, French poet (d. 1891)
1882 - Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born actor (d. 1956)
1891 - James Chadwick, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)
1897 - Crown Prince Eun of Korea (d. 1970)
1934 - Michiko, empress of Japan
1966 - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda leader (d. 2006)
1971 - Snoop Dogg, American rapper

 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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