kakorama: a ride into the past


August 12th, 1949...

Today is Friday !

 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 12th of August:

1503 - Christian III of Denmark and Norway (d. 1559)
1604 - Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)
1629 - Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)
1643 - King Afonso VI of Portugal (d. 1683)
1762 - King George IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1830)
1881 - Cecil B. DeMille, American director (d. 1959)
1887 - Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1961)
1949 - Mark Knopfler, British guitarist (Dire Straits)
1971 - Pete Sampras, American tennis player
1981 - Djibril Cissé, French footballer

 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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