kakorama: a ride into the past


July 28th, 1954...

Today is Wednesday !

 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: Willie Mays, New York Mets

(TIME Cover: July the 26th, 1954)

 Famous people born on the 28th of July:

1904 - Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1990)
1907 - Earl Tupper, American inventor (d. 1983)
1929 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, First Lady of the United States (d. 1994)
1938 - Alberto Fujimori, President of Peru
1943 - Richard Wright English musician (Pink Floyd)
1954 - Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela

 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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