kakorama: a ride into the past


November 17th, 1946...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Rumors are Flying"
by Frankie Carle

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Helen Traubel

(TIME Cover: November the 11th, 1946)

 Famous people born on the 17th of November:

9 - Vespasian, Roman Emperor (d. 79)
1502 - Atahualpa, last emperor of the Inca (d. 1533)
1612 - Dorgon, Manchu prince (d. 1650)
1755 - Louis XVIII of France (d. 1824)
1878 - Lise Meitner, Austrian physicist (d. 1968)
1905 - Queen Astrid of the Belgians (d. 1935)
1925 - Rock Hudson, American actor (d. 1985)
1942 - Martin Scorsese, American film director
1944 - Danny DeVito, American actor
1966 - Sophie Marceau, French actress

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1946

Hermann Joseph Muller

for the discovery of the production of mutations by means of X-ray irradiation

Indiana University - Bloomington, IN, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1946

The Best Years of Our Lives
directed by William Wyler
with Fredric March (Al Stephenson) and Harold Russell (Homer Parrish)

Designed in 1946

The Radio - Walnut and bakelite
by Charles Eames


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