kakorama: a ride into the past


September 5th, 1952...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart"
by Vera Lynn

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

TIME Magazine: Katharine Hepburn

(TIME Cover: September the 1st, 1952)

 Famous people born on the 5th of September:

1187 - Louis VIII of France (d. 1226)
1638 - Louis XIV of France (d. 1715)
1847 - Jesse James, American outlaw (d. 1882)
1929 - Andrian Nikolayev, cosmonaut
1942 - Raquel Welch, American actress
1946 - Freddie Mercury, Zanzibar-born singer and songwriter (Queen) (d. 1991)
1973 - Rose McGowan, Italian-born actress

 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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