kakorama: a ride into the past


May 6th, 1949...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Cruising Down the River"
by Russ Morgan

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Luis Munoz Marin

(TIME Cover: May the 2nd, 1949)

 Famous people born on the 6th of May:

1501 - Pope Marcellus II (d. 1555)
1574 - Pope Innocent X (d. 1655)
1758 - Maximilien Robespierre, French Revolutionary (d. 1794)
1856 - Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychiatrist (d. 1939)
1868 - Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (d. 1918)
1895 - Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (d. 1926)
1915 - Orson Welles, American director (d. 1985)
1953 - Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1961 - George Clooney, American actor

 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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