kakorama: a ride into the past


October 9th, 1955...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Love is a Many-Splendored Thing"
by Four Aces

In the UK:
"Rose Marie"
by Slim Whitman
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Casey Stengel

(TIME Cover: October the 3rd, 1955)

 Famous people born on the 9th of October:

1261 - King Dinis of Portugal (d. 1325)
1328 - King Peter I of Cyprus (d. 1369)
1757 - King Charles X of France (d. 1836)
1835 - Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (d. 1921)
1906 - Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician (d. 2001)
1935 - Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, member of the British Royal Family
1940 - John Lennon, British musician and songwriter (The Beatles) (d. 1980)
1944 - John Entwistle, British musician (The Who) (d. 2002)
1969 - P.J. Harvey, English musician

 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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