kakorama: a ride into the past


October 14th, 1962...

Today is Sunday !

 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 14th of October:

1257 - King Przemysl II of Poland (d. 1296)
1493 - Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (d. 1568)
1630 - Sophia of Hanover (d. 1714)
1633 - James II of England and VII of Scotland (d. 1701)
1643 - Bahadur Shah I, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1712)
1784 - King Ferdinand VII of Spain (d. 1833)
1890 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. general and 34th President of the United States (d. 1969)
1927 - Roger Moore, English actor
1930 - Joseph Mobutu, President of Zaire (d. 1997)
1938 - Empress Farah Diba of Iran
1939 - Ralph Lauren, American fashion designer
1940 - Cliff Richard, British singer
1958 - Thomas Dolby, British musician

 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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