kakorama: a ride into the past


July 19th, 1955...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Rock Around the Clock"
by Bill Haley & His Comets

In the UK:
by Alma Cogan
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Andrei Malraux

(TIME Cover: July the 18th, 1955)

 Famous people born on the 19th of July:

1814 - Samuel Colt, American firearms inventor (d. 1862)
1893 - Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1930)
1946 - Ilie Nastase, Romanian tennis player
1947 - Bernie Leadon, American musician (The Eagles)
1947 - Brian May, English guitarist (Queen)

 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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