kakorama: a ride into the past


February 17th, 1952...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads

In the UK:
"The Loveliest Night Of The Year"
by Mario Lanza & Anne Shelton
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Anthony Eden

(TIME Cover: February the 11th, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 17th of February:

1723 - Tobias Mayer, German astronomer (d. 1762)
1817 - King William III of the Netherlands (d, 1890)
1874 - Thomas J. Watson, American computer manufacturer (d. 1956)
1888 - Otto Stern, German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1969)
1972 - Taylor Hawkins, American musician (Foo Fighters)
1972 - Philippe Candeloro, French figure skater

 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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