kakorama: a ride into the past


August 2nd, 1948...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Woody Wood-Pecker"
by Kay Kyser

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Mel Patton

(TIME Cover: August the 2nd, 1948)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of August:

1696 - Mahmud I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1754)
1834 - Frédéric Bartholdi, French sculptor (d. 1904)
1868 - King Constantine I of Greece (d. 1923)
1939 - Wes Craven, American film director
1942 - Isabel Allende, Chilean author
1960 - Neal Morse, American singer, guitarist and keyboardist (Spock's Beard and Transatlantic)

 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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