kakorama: a ride into the past


December 16th, 1952...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Why Don't You Believe Me?"
by Joni James

In the UK:
"Here In My Heart"
by Al Martino
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Alfred Jacobsen

(TIME Cover: December the 1st, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 16th of December:

1485 - Catherine of Aragon, Queen of England (d. 1536)
1790 - King Léopold I of Belgium (d. 1865)
1888 - King Alexander I of Yugoslavia (d. 1934)
1905 - Piet Hein, Danish mathematician and inventor (d. 1996)
1946 - Benny Andersson, Swedish musician, singer and songwriter (ABBA)
1949 - Billy Gibbons, American guitarist (ZZ Top)
1971 - Paul van Dyk (real name Matthias Paul), German trance DJ and producer

 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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