kakorama: a ride into the past


October 13th, 1962...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by The Four Seasons

In the UK:
by The Tornados
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: U.S. Advertising Executives

(TIME Cover: October the 12th, 1962)

 Famous people born on the 13th of October:

709 - Emperor Konin Japan (d. 781)
1453 - Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales (d. 1471)
1862 - Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer (d. 1900)
1921 - Yves Montand, Italian-born singer and actor (d. 1991)
1925 - Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1934 - Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer
1941 - Paul Simon, American singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1964 - Niè Haishèng, Chinese astronaut
1971 - Sacha Baron Cohen, British comedian

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1962

John Steinbeck

for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception


Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1962 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1962

Lawrence of Arabia
directed by David Lean
with Peter O'Toole (T.E. Lawrence) and Omar Sharif (Sherif Ali ibn el Kharish)

Designed in 1962

The T-520 Transister Radio
by Dieter Rams


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