kakorama: a ride into the past


August 17th, 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: Richard J. Neutra

(TIME Cover: August the 15th, 1949)

 Famous people born on the 17th of August:

1629 - King John III of Poland
1786 - Davy Crockett, American frontiersman and soldier (d. 1836)
1844 - Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia (d. 1913)
1882 - Samuel Goldwyn, Hollywood producer (d. 1974)
1926 - Jiang Zemin, 3rd President of the People's Republic of China
1933 - Gene Kranz, NASA flight director
1939 - Luther Allison, American blues guitarist
1943 - Robert De Niro, American actor
1952 - Nelson Piquet, Brazilian formula one driver
1952 - Guillermo Vilas, Argentinian tennis player
1956 - Gail Berman, president of Paramount Pictures
1962 - Gilby Clarke, American musician Guns N' Roses

 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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