kakorama: a ride into the past


December 26th, 1948...

Today is Sunday !

 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 26th of December:

1194 - Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1250)
1791 - Charles Babbage, English mathematician and inventor (d. 1871)
1891 - Henry Miller, American writer (d. 1980)
1893 - Mao Zedong, Chinese military leader and politician (d. 1976)
1937 - Jay Heimowitz, American poker player
1963 - Lars Ulrich, Danish-born drummer (Metallica)

 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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