kakorama: a ride into the past


October 4th, 1944...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Swinging on a Star"
by Bing Crosby

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Van Wyck Brooks

(TIME Cover: October the 2nd, 1944)

 Famous people born on the 4th of October:

1289 - King Louis X of France (d. 1316)
1379 - King Henry III of Castile (d. 1406)
1550 - King Charles IX of Sweden (d. 1611)
1814 - Jean-François Millet, French painter (d. 1875)
1822 - Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States (d. 1893)
1895 - Buster Keaton, American comedian (d. 1966)
1903 - John Vincent Atanasoff, American computer pioneer (d. 1995)
1953 - Tchéky Karyo, Turkish-born actor
1959 - Chris Lowe, British singer (Pet Shop Boys)

 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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