kakorama: a ride into the past


June 14th, 1958...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"The Purple People Eater"
by Sheb Wooley

In the UK:
"Who's Sorry Now"
by Connie Francis
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Michael Stepovich

(TIME Cover: June the 9th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 14th of June:

1444 (O.S.) - Nilakantha Somayaji, Indian mathematician (d. 1544)
1529 (O.S.) - Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria (d. 1595)
1864 - Alois Alzheimer, German physician (d. 1915)
1894 - Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (d. 1924)
1925 - Pierre Salinger, John F. Kennedy's Press Secretary (d. 2004)
1928 - Che Guevara, Argentine-born revolutionary (d. 1967)
1949 - Alan White, British Drummer (Yes)
1961 - Boy George, British singer (Culture Club)
1969 - Steffi Graf, German tennis player

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1958

Frederick Sanger

for his work on the structure of proteins, especially that of insulin

United Kingdom
University of Cambridge - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1958

directed by Vincente Minnelli
with Leslie Caron (Gigi), Maurice Chevallier (Honore Lachaille) and Eva Gabor (Liane d'Exelmans)

Designed in 1958

The Egg Chair
by Arne Jacobsen


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