kakorama: a ride into the past


June 26th, 1945...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Sentimental Journey"
by Les Brown

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Lieutenant General Lucius Clay

(TIME Cover: June the 25th, 1945)

 Famous people born on the 26th of June:

1819 - Abner Doubleday, Major General, United States Army and purported inventor of baseball (d. 1893)
1899 - Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
1909 - Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's manager (d. 1997)
1925 - Pavel Belyayev, cosmonaut (d. 1970)
1955 - Mick Jones, British guitarist (The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite)
1956 - Chris Isaak, American singer
1957 - Patty Smyth, American singer (Scandal)
1969 - Colin Greenwood, British musician (Radiohead)
2005 - Princess Alexia of the Netherlands

 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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