kakorama: a ride into the past


August 2nd, 1946...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Gypsy"
by The Ink Spots

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Herbert Morrison

(TIME Cover: July the 29th, 1946)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of August:

1696 - Mahmud I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1754)
1834 - Frédéric Bartholdi, French sculptor (d. 1904)
1868 - King Constantine I of Greece (d. 1923)
1939 - Wes Craven, American film director
1942 - Isabel Allende, Chilean author
1960 - Neal Morse, American singer, guitarist and keyboardist (Spock's Beard and Transatlantic)

 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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