kakorama: a ride into the past


January 21st, 1948...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Vaughn Monroe

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: W. Stuart Symington

(TIME Cover: January the 19th, 1948)

 Famous people born on the 21st of January:

1829 - King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway (d. 1907)
1895 - Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish couturier (d. 1972)
1905 - Christian Dior, French fashion designer (d. 1957)
1912 - Konrad Emil Bloch, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
1924 - Benny Hill, British actor, comic and singer (d. 1992)
1941 - Plácido Domingo, Spanish-born tenor
1950 - Billy Ocean, West Indian musician
1962 - Marie Trintignant, French actress (d. 2003)
1976 - Emma Bunton, English singer (Spice Girls)
2004 - Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1948

Arne Wilhelm Kaurin Tiselius

for his research on electrophoresis and adsorption analysis, especially for his discoveries concerning the complex nature of the serum proteins

Uppsala University - Uppsala, Sweden

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1948

directed by Laurence Olivier
with Laurence Olivier (Hamlet) and Jean Simmons (Ophelia)

Designed in 1948

The Revolving Chair, model no. 4876
by Edward Wormley


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