kakorama: a ride into the past


May 23rd, 1952...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Blue Tango"
by Leroy Anderson

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

TIME Magazine: Richard Russell

(TIME Cover: May the 19th, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 23rd of May:

1052 - King Philip I of France (d. 1108)
1100 - Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)
1734 - Franz Anton Mesmer, Austrian physician/hypnotist (d.1815)
1917 - Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (invented the strange attractor notion and coined the term butterfly effect)
1933 - Joan Collins, English actress
1951 - Anatoly Karpov, Russian chess player
1967 - Phil Selway, English drummer (Radiohead)
1972 - Rubens Barrichello, Brazilian race car driver

 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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