kakorama: a ride into the past


October 13th, 1953...

Today is Tuesday !

 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 13th of October:

709 - Emperor Konin Japan (d. 781)
1453 - Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (d. 1471)
1862 - Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer (d. 1900)
1921 - Yves Montand, Italian-born singer and actor (d. 1991)
1925 - Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1934 - Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer
1941 - Paul Simon, American singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1964 - Niè Haishèng, Chinese astronaut
1971 - Sacha Baron Cohen, British comedian

 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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