kakorama: a ride into the past


March 29th, 1952...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Wheel of Fortune"
by Kay Starr

In the UK:
by Nat 'King' Cole
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Estes Kefauver

(TIME Cover: March the 24th, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 29th of March:

1790 - John Tyler, 10th President of the United States (d. 1862)
1895 - Ernst Jünger, German author (d. 1998)
1918 - Sam Walton, American businessman (d. 1992)
1931 - Aleksei Gubarev, cosmonaut
1943 - Vangelis, Greek musician
1947 - Bobby Kimball, American singer (Toto)
1957 - Christopher Lambert, French actor

 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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