kakorama: a ride into the past


September 8th, 1945...

Today is Saturday !

 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 8th of September:

828 - Ali al-Hadi, Shia Imam (d. 868)
1157 - King Richard I of England (d. 1199)
1207 - King Sancho II of Portugal (d. 1248)
1633 - Ferdinand IV of Germany (d. 1654)
1841 - Antonín Dvorák, Czech composer (d. 1904
1852 - Emperor Gwangmu of Korea (d. 1919)
1887 - Prince George of Yugoslavia (d. 1972)
1918 - Derek Harold Richard Barton, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
1945 - Ron Pigpen McKernan, American musician (the Grateful Dead) (d. 1973)
1947 - Benjamin Orr, American bass guitar player (The Cars) (d. 2000)
1979 - Pink, American singer

 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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