kakorama: a ride into the past


October 23rd, 1962...

Today is Tuesday !

 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 23rd of October:

1715 - Peter II of Russia (d. 1730)
1844 - Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (d. 1923)
1893 - Gummo Marx, American actor (d. 1977)
1905 - Felix Bloch, Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)
1940 - Pelé, Brazilian footballer
1951 - Fatmir Sejdiu, President of Kosovo
1991 - Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan

 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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