kakorama: a ride into the past


April 15th, 1952...

Today is Tuesday !

 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: Bishop Fulton Sheen

(TIME Cover: April the 14th, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 15th of April:

1452 - Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance Roman Catholic polymath (d. 1519)
1642 - Suleiman II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1691)
1646 - King Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)
1684 - Catherine I of Russia (d. 1727)
1707 - Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (d. 1783)
1912 - Kim Il Sung, President of North Korea (d. 1994)
1939 - Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-born actress
1966 - Samantha Fox, English singer

 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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