kakorama: a ride into the past


August 3rd, 1948...

Today is Tuesday !

 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 3rd of August:

1770 - King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia (d. 1840)
1811 - Elisha Graves Otis, American inventor (d. 1861)
1872 - King Haakon VII of Norway (d. 1957)
1903 - Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian Politician (d. 2000)
1918 - Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (d. 1999)
1935 - Georgi Shonin, cosmonaut (d. 1997)
1946 - Jack Straw, British politician
1961 - Lee Rocker, American musician (Stray Cats)
1963 - James Hetfield, American musician (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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