kakorama: a ride into the past


January 16th, 1955...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Mr. Sandman"
by The Chordettes

In the UK:
"Mambo Italiano"
by Rosemary Clooney
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Great Bull Market

(TIME Cover: January the 10th, 1955)

 Famous people born on the 16th of January:

1409 - René I of Naples (d. 1480)
1477 - Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)
1853 - Andre Michelin, French industrialist (d. 1931)
1932 - Dian Fossey, American zoologist (d. 1985)
1952 - King Fuad II of Egypt
1959 - Sade, Nigerian-born singer
1962 - Paul Webb, British musician (Talk Talk)
1974 - Kate Moss, English model

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1955

Willis Eugene Lamb

for his discoveries concerning the fine structure of the hydrogen spectrum

Stanford University - Stanford, CA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1955

directed by Delbert Mann
with Ernest Borgnine (Marty Pilletti), Joe Mantell (Angie) and Betsy Blair (Clara Snyder)

Designed in 1955

The Lounge chair
by Herbert Hirche


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