kakorama: a ride into the past


March 18th, 1946...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Oh! What It Seemed to Be"
by Frankie Carle

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Generalissimo Franco

(TIME Cover: March the 18th, 1946)

 Famous people born on the 18th of March:

1496 - Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England and queen consort of Louis XII of France (d. 1533)
1842 - Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898)
1858 - Rudolf Diesel, German inventor (d. 1913)
1910 - Chiang Ching-kuo, President of the Republic of China (d. 1988)
1928 - Julia Mullock, Princess of Korea
1936 - Frederik Willem de Klerk, President of South Africa, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1959 - Luc Besson, French producer, writer, and director
1959 - Irene Cara, American actress and singer

 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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