kakorama: a ride into the past


November 20th, 1946...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Rumors are Flying"
by Frankie Carle

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Joe Martin

(TIME Cover: November the 18th, 1946)

 Famous people born on the 20th of November:

270 - Maximinus, Roman Emperor (d. 313)
1750 - Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler (d. 1799)
1761 - Pope Pius VIII (d. 1830)
1851 - Queen Margherita of Italy (d. 1926)
1889 - Edwin Hubble, American astronomer (d. 1953)
1912 - Otto von Habsburg, Austrian royal
1948 - Barbara Hendricks, American-born singer
1956 - Bo Derek, American actress
1965 - Mike D, American musician (Beastie Boys)

 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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