kakorama: a ride into the past


August 7th, 1949...

Today is Sunday !

 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 7th of August:

317 - Constantius II, Roman emperor (d. 361)
1860 - Alan Leo, British astrologer (d. 1917)
1876 - Mata Hari, Dutch spy (d. 1917)
1949 - Walid Jumblatt, Leader of the Lebanese Druze
1958 - Bruce Dickinson, English singer (Iron Maiden)
1960 - David Duchovny, American actor

 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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