kakorama: a ride into the past


March 18th, 1944...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Bésame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)"
by Jimmy Dorsey

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Senator Thomas Connally

(TIME Cover: March the 13th, 1944)

 Famous people born on the 18th of March:

1496 - Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England and queen consort of Louis XII of France (d. 1533)
1842 - Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898)
1858 - Rudolf Diesel, German inventor (d. 1913)
1910 - Chiang Ching-kuo, President of the Republic of China (d. 1988)
1928 - Julia Mullock, Princess of Korea
1936 - Frederik Willem de Klerk, President of South Africa, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1959 - Luc Besson, French producer, writer, and director
1959 - Irene Cara, American actress and 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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