kakorama: a ride into the past


August 10th, 1949...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Some Enchanted Evening"
by Perry Como

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: J. Edgar Hoover

(TIME Cover: August the 8th, 1949)

 Famous people born on the 10th of August:

1267 - King James II of Aragon (d. 1327)
1397 - Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439)
1560 - Hieronymus Praetorius, German composer (d. 1629)
1909 - Leo Fender, American luthier (d. 1991)
1943 - Ronnie Spector, American singer (Ronettes)
1959 - Rosanna Arquette, American model and actress
1960 - Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor
1961 - Jon Farriss, Australian musician (INXS)

 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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