kakorama: a ride into the past


July 18th, 1945...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Sentimental Journey"
by Les Brown

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Lord Wavell

(TIME Cover: July the 16th, 1945)

 Famous people born on the 18th of July:

1552 - Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1612)
1853 - Hendrik Lorentz, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)
1909 - Andrei Gromyko, Soviet diplomat and President (d. 1989)
1917 - Henri Salvador, French singe
1918 - Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize laureat
1921 - John Glenn, Mercury Seven astronaut and United States Senator from Ohio
1962 - Jack Irons, American drummer Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers
1963 - Martín Torrijos Espino, President of Panama

 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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