kakorama: a ride into the past


May 6th, 1951...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"How High the Moon"
by Les Paul and Mary Ford

In the UK:
"Mockin' Bird Hill"
by Les Paul & Mary Ford
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: General Douglas MacArthur

(TIME Cover: April the 30th, 1951)

 Famous people born on the 6th of May:

1501 - Pope Marcellus II (d. 1555)
1574 - Pope Innocent X (d. 1655)
1758 - Maximilien Robespierre, French Revolutionary (d. 1794)
1856 - Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychiatrist (d. 1939)
1868 - Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (d. 1918)
1895 - Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (d. 1926)
1915 - Orson Welles, American director (d. 1985)
1953 - Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1961 - George Clooney, American actor

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1951

Max Theiler

for his discoveries concerning yellow fever and how to combat it

Union of South Africa
Laboratories of the Division of Medicine and Public Health, Rockefeller Foundation - New York, NY, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1951

An American in Paris
directed by Vincente Minnelli
with Gene Kelly (Jerry Mulligan), Leslie Caron (Lise Bouvier) and Georges Guétary (Henri Baurel)

Designed in 1951

The Armchair Model 71
by Eero Saarinen


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