kakorama: a ride into the past


December 31st, 1948...

Today is Friday !

 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 31st of December:

1378 - Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)
1491 - Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)
1514 - Vesalius, Flemish anatomist (d. 1564)
1572 - Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)
1830 - Isma'il Pasha, Governor of Egypt (d. 1895)
1869 - Henri Matisse, French painter (d. 1954)
1937 - Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor
1942 - Andy Summers, British musician (The Police)
1943 - Ben Kingsley, English actor
1948 - Donna Summer, American singer
1951 - Tom Hamilton, American musician (Aerosmith)
1963 - Scott Ian, American musician (Anthrax)

 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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