kakorama: a ride into the past


June 6th, 1955...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White"
by Pérez Prado

In the UK:
"Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White"
by Eddie Calvert
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Marshal Tito

(TIME Cover: June the 6th, 1955)

 Famous people born on the 6th of June:

1436 - Regiomontanus, German mathematician (d. 1476)
1502 - King John III of Portugal (d. 1557)
1599 - Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (d. 1660)
1606 - Pierre Corneille, French dramatist (d. 1684)
1714 - King Joseph I of Portugal (d. 1777)
1872 - Tsarina Alexandra of Russia (d. 1918)
1934 - King Albert II of Belgium
1952 - Yukihiro Takahashi, Japanese musician and singer (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
1956 - Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player

 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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