kakorama: a ride into the past


September 8th, 1957...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Debbie Reynolds

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

TIME Magazine: James Cozzens

(TIME Cover: September the 2nd, 1957)

 Famous people born on the 8th of September:

828 - Ali al-Hadi, Shia Imam (d. 868)
1157 - King Richard I of England (d. 1199)
1207 - King Sancho II of Portugal (d. 1248)
1633 - Ferdinand IV of Germany (d. 1654)
1841 - Antonín Dvorák, Czech composer (d. 1904
1852 - Emperor Gwangmu of Korea (d. 1919)
1887 - Prince George of Yugoslavia (d. 1972)
1918 - Derek Harold Richard Barton, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
1945 - Ron Pigpen McKernan, American musician (the Grateful Dead) (d. 1973)
1947 - Benjamin Orr, American bass guitar player (The Cars) (d. 2000)
1979 - Pink, American singer

 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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