kakorama: a ride into the past


July 11th, 1950...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Third Man Theme"
by Anton Karas

In the UK:
"Bewitched (Bothered and Bewildered)"
by Doris Day & Mel Torme
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: William J. Levitt

(TIME Cover: July the 3rd, 1950)

 Famous people born on the 11th of July:

1274 - Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland (d. 1329)
1366 - Anne of Bohemia, queen of Richard II of England (d. 1394)
1628 - Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
1657 - King Frederick I of Prussia (d. 1713)
1767 - John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States (d. 1848)
1844 - King Peter I of Serbia (d. 1921)
1916 - Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)
1920 - Yul Brynner, Russian-born, American actor (d. 1985)
1934 - Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer
1957 - Peter Murphy, British musician (Bauhaus)
1959 - Suzanne Vega, American singer

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1950

Cecil Frank Powell

for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear processes and his discoveries regarding mesons made with this method

United Kingdom
Bristol University - Bristol, United Kingdom

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1950

All about Eve
directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
with George Sanders (Addison De Witt), Anne Baxter (Eve Harrington) and Bette Davis (Margo Channing)

Designed in 1950

The Chair, Model No. 132U
by Donald Knorr


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