kakorama: a ride into the past


October 14th, 1948...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"A Tree in the Meadow"
by Margaret Whiting

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: J. Strom Thurmond

(TIME Cover: October the 11th, 1948)

 Famous people born on the 14th of October:

1257 - King Przemysl II of Poland (d. 1296)
1493 - Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (d. 1568)
1630 - Sophia of Hanover (d. 1714)
1633 - James II of England and VII of Scotland (d. 1701)
1643 - Bahadur Shah I, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1712)
1784 - King Ferdinand VII of Spain (d. 1833)
1890 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. general and 34th President of the United States (d. 1969)
1927 - Roger Moore, English actor
1930 - Joseph Mobutu, President of Zaire (d. 1997)
1938 - Empress Farah Diba of Iran
1939 - Ralph Lauren, American fashion designer
1940 - Cliff Richard, British singer
1958 - Thomas Dolby, British musician

 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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