kakorama: a ride into the past


July 20th, 1949...

Today is Wednesday !

 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: King Leopold III and Princess de Rethy

(TIME Cover: July the 18th, 1949)

 Famous people born on the 20th of July:

1304 - Francesco Petrarch, Italian poet (d. 1374)
1822 - Gregor Mendel, father of modern genetics (d. 1884)
1890 - King George II of Greece (d. 1947)
1925 - Jacques Delors, French President of the European Commission
1938 - Natalie Wood, American actress (d. 1981)
1947 - Carlos Santana, Mexican guitarist
1956 - Paul Cook, English musician (The Sex Pistols)
1973 - Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway

 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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