kakorama: a ride into the past


September 15th, 1946...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Five Minutes More"
by Frank Sinatra

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Jo Davidson

(TIME Cover: September the 9th, 1946)

 Famous people born on the 15th of September:

973 - Al-Biruni, mathematician (d. 1048)
1254 - Marco Polo, Italian explorer (d. 1324)
1857 - William Howard Taft, 27th President of the United States (d. 1930)
1881 - Ettore Bugatti, Italian automobile engineer and designer (d. 1947)
1890 - Agatha Christie, English writer (d. 1976)
1904 - King Umberto II of Italy (d. 1983)
1928 - Cannonball Adderley, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1975)
1941 - Signe Toly Anderson, American Folk rock singer (ex-Jefferson Airplane)
1946 - Tommy Lee Jones, American actor
1946 - Oliver Stone, American film director
1972 - Princess Letizia of Spain
1976 - Paul Thomson, Scottish drummer (Franz Ferdinand)

 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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