kakorama: a ride into the past


May 15th, 1949...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)"
by Vaughn Monroe

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: General Douglas MacArthur

(TIME Cover: May the 9th, 1949)

 Famous people born on the 15th of May:

1567 - (baptism) Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer (d. 1643)
1859 - Pierre Curie, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1906)
1898 - Arletty, French model and actress (d. 1992)
1937 - Madeleine Albright, 64th American Secretary of State
1948 - Brian Eno, English musician and record producer
1953 - Mike Oldfield, English composer
1959 - Andrew Eldritch, English singer and songwriter (The Sisters of Mercy)

 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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