kakorama: a ride into the past


October 4th, 1957...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Jimmie Rodgers

In the UK:
by Paul Anka
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Edward Murrow

(TIME Cover: September the 30th, 1957)

 Famous people born on the 4th of October:

1289 - King Louis X of France (d. 1316)
1379 - King Henry III of Castile (d. 1406)
1550 - King Charles IX of Sweden (d. 1611)
1814 - Jean-François Millet, French painter (d. 1875)
1822 - Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States (d. 1893)
1895 - Buster Keaton, American comedian (d. 1966)
1903 - John Vincent Atanasoff, American computer pioneer (d. 1995)
1953 - Tchéky Karyo, Turkish-born actor
1959 - Chris Lowe, British singer (Pet Shop Boys)

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1957

Albert Camus

for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times


Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1957

The Bridge on the River Kwai
directed by David Lean
with Alec Guinness (Colonel Nicholson) and Sessue Hayakawa (Saito)

Designed in 1957

The Wall clock, model 2237
by George Nelson


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