kakorama: a ride into the past


September 19th, 1952...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"You Belong to Me"
by Jo Stafford

In the UK:
"The Homing Waltz"
by Vera Lynn & Alma Cogan
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: G. Mennen Williams

(TIME Cover: September the 15th, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 19th of September:

86 - Antoninus Pius, Roman Emperor (d. 161)
866 - Leo VI, Byzantine Emperor (d. 912)
1551 - King Henry III of France (d. 1589)
1909 - Ferry Porsche, Austrian automobile pioneer (d. 1998)
1934 - Brian Epstein, English musical group manager (the Beatles) (d. 1967)
1955 - Richard Burmer, American composer, sound designer and electronic musician (d. 2006)

 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


Jump to another date:


and click to see what happened:

play crystal ball gazing with the-crystal-ball.com
or translate text into nightingale language on nightingale-song.com
or send singing birthday messages with the kakomessenger
or compose your ringtone for free with the
kakophone machine

© Kakophone 2006
Terms of use - Legal information - Webmaster