kakorama: a ride into the past


July 7th, 1961...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Quarter to Three"
by Gary U.S. Bonds

In the UK:
by Del Shannon
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Dr. Leonard Larson

(TIME Cover: July the 7th, 1961)

 Famous people born on the 7th of July:

1053 - Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1129)
1119 - Emperor Sutoku of Japan (d. 1164)
1752 - Joseph-Marie Jacquard, French inventor (d. 1834)
1860 - Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer (d. 1911)
1887 - Marc Chagall, Russian-born painter (d. 1985)
1922 - Pierre Cardin, French fashion designer
1940 - Ringo Starr, English drummer and singer (The Beatles)
1943 - Toto Cutugno, Italian singer

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1961

Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer

for his researches concerning the resonance absorption of gamma radiation and his discovery in this connection of the effect which bears his name

Federal Republic of Germany
Technical University - Munich, Federal Republic of Germany; California Institute of Technology (Caltech) - Pasadena, CA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1961 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1961

West Side Story
directed by Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
with George Chakiris (Bernardo) and Rita Moreno (Anita)

Designed in 1961

The 421 lounge chair/ottoman
by Pierre Paulin


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