kakorama: a ride into the past


October 26th, 1947...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Near You"
by Francis Craig

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Oscar Hammerstein II

(TIME Cover: October the 20th, 1947)

 Famous people born on the 26th of October:

1491 - Zhengde, Emperor of China (d. 1521)
1685 - Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer (d. 1757)
1759 - Georges Jacques Danton, French Revolutionary leader (d. 1794)
1802 - King Miguel of Portugal (d. 1866)
1913 - Charlie Barnet, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1991)
1916 - François Mitterrand, President of France (d. 1996)
1919 - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran, Shah of Iran (d. 1980)
1947 - Hillary Rodham Clinton, First Lady of the United States and United States Senator
1959 - Evo Morales, President of Bolivia

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1947

André Paul Guillaume Gide

for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings, in which human problems and conditions have been presented with a fearless love of truth and keen psychological insight


Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1947

Gentleman's Agreement
directed by Elia Kazan
with Gregory Peck (Phil Green) and Dorothy McGuire (Kathy)

Designed in 1947

The Daybed
by Richard Stein


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