kakorama: a ride into the past


December 16th, 1948...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Buttons and Bows"
by Dinah Shore

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Chiang Kai-shek

(TIME Cover: December the 6th, 1948)

 Famous people born on the 16th of December:

1485 - Catherine of Aragon, Queen of England (d. 1536)
1790 - King Léopold I of Belgium (d. 1865)
1888 - King Alexander I of Yugoslavia (d. 1934)
1905 - Piet Hein, Danish mathematician and inventor (d. 1996)
1946 - Benny Andersson, Swedish musician, singer and songwriter (ABBA)
1949 - Billy Gibbons, American guitarist (ZZ Top)
1971 - Paul van Dyk (real name Matthias Paul), German trance DJ and producer

 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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