kakorama: a ride into the past


September 20th, 1949...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"You're Breaking My Heart"
by Vic Damone

 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Lisa Fonssagrives

(TIME Cover: September the 19th, 1949)

 Famous people born on the 20th of September:

1853 - Chulalongkorn, Rama V, King of Thailand (d. 1910)
1873 - Sidney Olcott, Canadian film director (d. 1949)
1925 - Ananda Mahidol, King of Thailand (d. 1946)
1934 - Sophia Loren, Italian actress
1941 - Dale Chihuly, American glass artist
1975 - Asia Argento, Italian actress

 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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