kakorama: a ride into the past


July 18th, 1950...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Mona Lisa"
by Nat King Cole

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

TIME Magazine: Joseph Stalin

(TIME Cover: July the 17th, 1950)

 Famous people born on the 18th of July:

1552 - Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1612)
1853 - Hendrik Lorentz, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)
1909 - Andrei Gromyko, Soviet diplomat and President (d. 1989)
1917 - Henri Salvador, French singe
1918 - Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize laureat
1921 - John Glenn, Mercury Seven astronaut and United States Senator from Ohio
1962 - Jack Irons, American drummer Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers
1963 - Martín Torrijos Espino, President of Panama

 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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