kakorama: a ride into the past


December 2nd, 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: Dave Beck

(TIME Cover: November the 29th, 1948)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of December:

1825 - Emperor Pedro II of Brazil (d. 1891)
1859 - Georges Seurat, French painter (d. 1891)
1906 - Peter Carl Goldmark, Hungarian-born recording engineer (d. 1977)
1923 - Maria Callas, American soprano (d. 1977)
1933 - K. Veeramani, Indian anti-caste activist
1944 - Ibrahim Rugova, first President of Kosovo (d. 2006)
1946 - Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer (d. 1997)
1960 - Rick Savage, British bassist (Def Leppard)
1968 - Nate Mendel, American bassist (Foo Fighters)
1981 - Britney Spears, American singer

 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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