kakorama: a ride into the past


October 17th, 1954...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Hey There"
by Rosemary Clooney

In the UK:
"Hold My Hand"
by Don Cornell
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Marlon Brando, Actor

(TIME Cover: October the 11th, 1954)

 Famous people born on the 17th of October:

1817 - Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual (d. 1898)
1912 - Pope John Paul I (d. 1978)
1915 - Arthur Miller, American playwright (d. 2005)
1918 - Rita Hayworth, American actress (d. 1987)
1920 - Montgomery Clift, American actor (d. 1966)
1956 - Mae Jemison, astronaut
1972 - Eminem, American rapper
1979 - Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish race car driver

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1954

Ernest Miller Hemingway

for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style


Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1954

On the Waterfront
directed by Elia Kazan
with Marlon Brando (Terry Malloy) and Eva Marie Saint (Edie Doyle)

Designed in 1954

The Butterfly stool
by Sori Yanagi


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