kakorama: a ride into the past


August 31st, 1958...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Little Star"
by The Elegants

In the UK:
by The Kalin Twins
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Robert Murphy

(TIME Cover: August the 25th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 31st of August:

12 - Gaius Caligula, Roman Emperor (d. 41)
161 - Commodus, Roman Emperor (d. 192)
1569 - Jahangir, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1627)
1821 - Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician (d. 1894)
1880 - Wilhelmina I of the Netherlands (d. 1962)
1928 - James Coburn, American actor (d. 2002)
1945 - Van Morrison, Irish musician
1948 - Rudolf Schenker, German guitarist (Scorpions)
1957 - Gina Schock, American drummer (The Go-Go's)
1970 - Rania, Queen of Jordan; wife of Abdullah II

 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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