kakorama: a ride into the past


December 28th, 1952...

Today is Sunday !

 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 28th of December:

1164 - Emperor Rokujo of Japan (d. 1176)
1522 - Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583)
1856 - Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1924)
1882 - Arthur Eddington, British astronomer and physicist (d. 1944)
1903 - John von Neumann, Hungarian-born mathematician (d. 1957)
1931 - Guy Debord, French writer and filmmaker (d. 1994)
1938 - Charles Neville, American musician (Neville Brothers)
1969 - Linus Torvalds, Finnish computer programmer

 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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