kakorama: a ride into the past


October 21st, 1962...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Monster Mash"
by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers

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

TIME Magazine: Governor William Scranton

(TIME Cover: October the 19th, 1962)

 Famous people born on the 21st of October:

1675 - Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (d. 1710)
1687 - Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1759)
1833 - Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor and founder of the Nobel Prize (d. 1896)
1917 - Dizzy Gillespie, American musician (d. 1993)
1949 - Benjamin Netanyahu, 9th Prime Minister of Israel
1952 - Brent Mydland, American keyboardist (Grateful Dead) (d. 1990)
1964 - Jon Carin, American musician (Pink Floyd, The Who)

 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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