kakorama: a ride into the past


June 14th, 1945...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Sentimental Journey"
by Les Brown

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: West Pointer Woods

(TIME Cover: June the 11th, 1945)

 Famous people born on the 14th of June:

1444 (O.S.) - Nilakantha Somayaji, Indian mathematician (d. 1544)
1529 (O.S.) - Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria (d. 1595)
1864 - Alois Alzheimer, German physician (d. 1915)
1894 - Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (d. 1924)
1925 - Pierre Salinger, John F. Kennedy's Press Secretary (d. 2004)
1928 - Che Guevara, Argentine-born revolutionary (d. 1967)
1949 - Alan White, British Drummer (Yes)
1961 - Boy George, British singer (Culture Club)
1969 - Steffi Graf, German tennis player

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1945

Sir Alexander Fleming

with Ernst Boris Chain and Sir Howard Walter Florey, for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases

United Kingdom
London University - London, United Kingdom

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1945

The Lost Weekend
directed by Billy Wilder
with Ray Milland (Don Birnam)

Designed in 1945

The Silver Streak Iron
by Designer unknown


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