kakorama: a ride into the past


October 22nd, 1962...

Today is Monday !

 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 22nd of October:

1197 - Emperor Juntoku of Japan (d. 1242)
1511 - Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1553)
1688 - Nadir Shah of Persia (d. 1747)
1689 - King John V of Portugal (d. 1750)
1811 - Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1886)
1903 - George Wells Beadle, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1989)
1913 - Bao Dai, Emperor of Vietnam (d. 1997)
1938 - Christopher Lloyd, American actor
1943 - Catherine Deneuve, French actress
1968 - Shaggy, Jamaican 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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