kakorama: a ride into the past


October 26th, 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:
"Hey Joe"
by Frankie Laine
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Queen Frederika

(TIME Cover: October the 26th, 1953)

 Famous people born on the 26th of October:

1491 - Zhengde, Emperor of China (d. 1521)
1685 - Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer (d. 1757)
1759 - Georges Jacques Danton, French Revolutionary leader (d. 1794)
1802 - King Miguel of Portugal (d. 1866)
1913 - Charlie Barnet, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1991)
1916 - François Mitterrand, President of France (d. 1996)
1919 - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran, Shah of Iran (d. 1980)
1947 - Hillary Rodham Clinton, First Lady of the United States and United States Senator
1959 - Evo Morales, President of Bolivia

 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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