kakorama: a ride into the past


July 18th, 1954...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Little Things Mean a Lot"
by Kitty Kallen

In the UK:
"Cara Mia"
by David Whitfield with Chorus & Mantovani & his Orchestra
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Pierre Mendes-France

(TIME Cover: July the 12th, 1954)

 Famous people born on the 18th of July:

1552 - Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1612)
1853 - Hendrik Lorentz, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)
1909 - Andrei Gromyko, Soviet diplomat and President (d. 1989)
1917 - Henri Salvador, French singe
1918 - Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize laureat
1921 - John Glenn, Mercury Seven astronaut and United States Senator from Ohio
1962 - Jack Irons, American drummer Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers
1963 - Martín Torrijos Espino, President of Panama

 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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