kakorama: a ride into the past


August 3rd, 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: General de Tassigny

(TIME Cover: August the 1st, 1949)

 Famous people born on the 3rd of August:

1770 - King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia (d. 1840)
1811 - Elisha Graves Otis, American inventor (d. 1861)
1872 - King Haakon VII of Norway (d. 1957)
1903 - Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian Politician (d. 2000)
1918 - Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (d. 1999)
1935 - Georgi Shonin, cosmonaut (d. 1997)
1946 - Jack Straw, British politician
1961 - Lee Rocker, American musician (Stray Cats)
1963 - James Hetfield, American musician (Metallica)

 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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