kakorama: a ride into the past


August 23rd, 1949...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Some Enchanted Evening"
by Perry Como

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Elizabeth Taylor

(TIME Cover: August the 22nd, 1949)

 Famous people born on the 23rd of August:

686 - Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne (d. 741)
1754 - King Louis XVI of France (d. 1793)
1912 - Gene Kelly, American dancer and actor (d. 1996)
1923 - Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (d. 2003)
1932 - Houari Boumedienne, President of Algeria (d. 1978)
1946 - Keith Moon, English singer and drummer (The Who) (d. 1978)
1951 - Akhmad Kadyrov, President of Chechnya (d. 2004)
1951 - Queen Noor of Jordan
1970 - River Phoenix, American actor (d. 1993)

 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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