kakorama: a ride into the past


May 17th, 1947...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Ted Weems

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Arthur Vandenberg

(TIME Cover: May the 12th, 1947)

 Famous people born on the 17th of May:

1866 - Erik Satie, French composer (d. 1925)
1886 - Alfonso XIII of Spain (d. 1941)
1904 - Jean Gabin, French actor (d. 1976)
1959 - Paul Di'Anno, English singer (Iron Maiden)
1961 - Enya, Irish singer and songwriter
1971 - Princess Máxima of the Netherlands
1974 - Andrea Corr, Irish singer (The Corrs)
1982 - Tony Parker, French-American basketball player

 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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