kakorama: a ride into the past


June 27th, 1944...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)"
by Harry James

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Admiral Spruance

(TIME Cover: June the 26th, 1944)

 Famous people born on the 27th of June:

1040 - King Ladislaus I of Hungary (d. 1095)
1350 - Manuel II Palaeologus, Eastern Roman Emperor
1462 - King Louis XII of France (d. 1515)
1550 - King Charles IX of France (d. 1574)
1880 - Helen Keller, American spokeswoman for the deaf and blind (d. 1968)
1884 - Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher and poet (d. 1962)
1941 - Krzysztof Kieslowski, Polish film director (d. 1996)
1942 - Bruce Johnston, American singer/songwriter, member of The Beach Boys
1955 - Isabelle Adjani, French actress
1985 - Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player

 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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