kakorama: a ride into the past


October 21st, 1956...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog"
by Elvis Presley

In the UK:
"A Woman In Love"
by Frankie Laine
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Herman Tamadge

(TIME Cover: October the 15th, 1956)

 Famous people born on the 21st of October:

1675 - Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (d. 1710)
1687 - Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1759)
1833 - Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor and founder of the Nobel Prize (d. 1896)
1917 - Dizzy Gillespie, American musician (d. 1993)
1949 - Benjamin Netanyahu, 9th Prime Minister of Israel
1952 - Brent Mydland, American keyboardist (Grateful Dead) (d. 1990)
1964 - Jon Carin, American musician (Pink Floyd, The Who)

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1956

Juan Ramón Jiménez

for his lyrical poetry, which in Spanish language constitutes an example of high spirit and artistical purity


Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1956

Around the World in 80 Days
directed by Michael Anderson
with david Niven (Phileas Fogg) and Cantinflass (Passepartout)

Designed in 1956

The Pedestral armchair with cushion
by Eero Saarinen


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