kakorama: a ride into the past


February 25th, 1949...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"A Little Bird Told Me"
by Evelyn Knight

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Louis Armstrong, Jazz Musician

(TIME Cover: February the 21st, 1949)

 Famous people born on the 25th of February:

1398 - Xuande, Emperor of China (d. 1435)
1643 - Ahmed II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1695)
1841 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter, graphic artist and sculptor (d. 1919)
1873 - Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor (d. 1921)
1901 - Zeppo Marx, American actor (d. 1979)
1943 - George Harrison, British musician (the Beatles) (d. 2001)
1953 - José María Aznar, Prime Minister of Spain

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1949

Hideki Yukawa

for his prediction of the existence of mesons on the basis of theoretical work on nuclear forces

Kyoto Imperial University - Kyoto, Japan; Columbia University - New York, NY, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1949

All the King's Men
directed by Robert Rossen
with Broderick Crawford (Willie Stark) and Mercedes McCambridge (Sadie Burke)

Designed in 1949

The JG chair
by Ray Komai


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