kakorama: a ride into the past


October 12th, 1953...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"St. George and the Dragonet"
by Stan Freberg

In the UK:
"Look At That Girl"
by Guy Mitchell
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: John Foster Dulles

(TIME Cover: October the 12th, 1953)

 Famous people born on the 12th of October:

1008 - Emperor Go-Ichijo of Japan (d. 1036)
1350 - Dmitry Donskoy, Grand Prince of Moscovy (d. 1389)
1537 - King Edward VI of England (d. 1553)
1798 - Pedro I of Brazil (d. 1834)
1896 - Eugenio Montale, Italian poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
1935 - Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor
1942 - Melvin Franklin, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1995)
1948 - Rick Parfitt, British musician (Status Quo)

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1953

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values

United Kingdom

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1953

From Here to Eternity
directed by Fred Zinnemann
with Montgomery Clift (Robert E. Lee Prewitt), Burt Lancaster (Sgt. Milton Warden) and Frank Sinatra (Angelo Maggio)

Designed in 1953

The FJ 53 reading chair
by Finn Juhl


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