kakorama: a ride into the past


July 7th, 1949...

Today is Thursday !

 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: Mayor Fletcher Bowron

(TIME Cover: July the 4th, 1949)

 Famous people born on the 7th of July:

1053 - Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1129)
1119 - Emperor Sutoku of Japan (d. 1164)
1752 - Joseph-Marie Jacquard, French inventor (d. 1834)
1860 - Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer (d. 1911)
1887 - Marc Chagall, Russian-born painter (d. 1985)
1922 - Pierre Cardin, French fashion designer
1940 - Ringo Starr, English drummer and singer (The Beatles)
1943 - Toto Cutugno, Italian singer

 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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