kakorama: a ride into the past


December 2nd, 1944...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"You Always Hurt the One You Love"
by Mills Brothers

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Juan D. Peron

(TIME Cover: November the 27th, 1944)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of December:

1825 - Emperor Pedro II of Brazil (d. 1891)
1859 - Georges Seurat, French painter (d. 1891)
1906 - Peter Carl Goldmark, Hungarian-born recording engineer (d. 1977)
1923 - Maria Callas, American soprano (d. 1977)
1933 - K. Veeramani, Indian anti-caste activist
1944 - Ibrahim Rugova, first President of Kosovo (d. 2006)
1946 - Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer (d. 1997)
1960 - Rick Savage, British bassist (Def Leppard)
1968 - Nate Mendel, American bassist (Foo Fighters)
1981 - Britney Spears, 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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