kakorama: a ride into the past


October 15th, 1952...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"You Belong to Me"
by Jo Stafford

In the UK:
"The Homing Waltz"
by Vera Lynn & Alma Cogan
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Senator John Williams

(TIME Cover: October the 13th, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 15th of October:

70 BC - Virgil, Roman poet (d. 19 BC)
1542 - Akbar, Jellaladin Mahommed, Mughal Emperor (died 160
1844 - Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (d. 1900)
1893 - King Carol II of Romania (d. 1953)
1915 - Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli politician
1926 - Michel Foucault, French philosopher (d. 1984)
1946 - Richard Carpenter, American musician (Carpenters)
1959 - Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
1964 - Roberto Vittori, Italian astronaut
1968 - Didier Deschamps, French football player
2005 - Prince Christian of Denmark, Prince of Denmark

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1952

Selman Abraham Waksman

for his discovery of streptomycin, the first antibiotic effective against tuberculosis

Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1952

The Greatest Show on Earth
directed by Cecil B. DeMille
with Betty Hutton (Holly) and Charlton Heston (Brad Braden)

Designed in 1952

The Bookcase from the Maison du Mexique
by Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouve, Sonia Delaunay


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