kakorama: a ride into the past


August 1st, 1953...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I'm Walking Behind You"
by Eddie Fisher

In the UK:
"I Believe"
by Frankie Laine
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Cornelius Shields

(TIME Cover: July the 27th, 1953)

 Famous people born on the 1st of August:

10 BC - Claudius, Roman Emperor (d. 54)
126 - Pertinax, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
1313 - Emperor Kogon of Japan (d. 1364)
1377 - Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (d. 1433)
1819 - Herman Melville, American writer (d. 1891)
1893 - King Alexander I of Greece (d. 1920)
1924 - Georges Charpak, Ukrainian-born physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate
1930 - Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (d. 2002)
1936 - Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer
1942 - Jerry Garcia, American musician (The Grateful Dead) (d. 1995)
1959 - Joe Elliott, English musician (Def Leppard)
1960 - Chuck D, American rapper (Public Enemy)
1963 - Coolio, American rapper
1965 - Sam Mendes, British stage and film director

 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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