kakorama: a ride into the past


December 14th, 1947...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Vaughn Monroe

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Lewis Douglas

(TIME Cover: December the 1st, 1947)

 Famous people born on the 14th of December:

1009 - Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045)
1503 - Nostradamus, French astrologer (d. 1566)
1546 - Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer (d. 1601)
1824 - Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (d. 1898)
1895 - King George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952)
1946 - Jane Birkin, British-born actress
1949 - Cliff Williams, British-born bassist (AC/DC)
1958 - Mike Scott, British singer and songwriter (The Waterboys)
1958 - Spider Stacy (Peter Richard Stacy), British-born tin whistle player (The Pogues)

 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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