kakorama: a ride into the past


September 3rd, 1945...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe"
by Johnny Mercer

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Chiang Kai-shek

(TIME Cover: September the 3rd, 1945)

 Famous people born on the 3rd of September:

1034 - Emperor Go-Sanjo of Japan (d. 1073)
1875 - Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian automotive engineer (d. 1951)
1928 - Gaston Thorn, President of the European Commission
1942 - Al Jardine, American musician (the Beach Boys)
1953 - Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French film director
1955 - Steve Jones, English musician (Sex Pistols)

 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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