kakorama: a ride into the past


September 24th, 1944...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Swinging on a Star"
by Bing Crosby

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Lieutenant General Crerar

(TIME Cover: September the 18th, 1944)

 Famous people born on the 24th of September:

15 - Vitellius, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
1501 - Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician (d. 1576)
1534 - Guru Ram Das, fourth Sikh Guru (d. 1581)
1724 - Sir Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (d. 1803)
1857 - Richard Mansfield, German-born actor (d. 1907)
1911 - Konstantin Chernenko, Soviet premier (d. 1985)
1930 - John W. Young, American astronaut
1951 - Pedro Almodóvar, Spanish movie director

 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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