kakorama: a ride into the past


November 2nd, 1962...

Today is Friday !

 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: Admiral George Anderson

(TIME Cover: November the 2nd, 1962)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of November:

1082 - Emperor Huizong of China (d. 1135)
1709 - Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (d. 1759)
1755 - Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (d. 1793)
1795 - James Knox Polk, 11th President of the United States (d. 1849)
1844 - Mehmed V, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1918)
1865 - Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States (d. 1923)
1877 - Aga Khan III, Shia Imam (d. 1957)
1906 - Luchino Visconti, Italian director (d. 1976)
1913 - Burt Lancaster, American actor (d. 1994)
1920 - Ann Rutherford, American actress
1938 - Queen Sofia of Spain
1941 - Bruce Welch, English musician and songwriter (The Shadows)
1942 - Stefanie Powers, American actress
1966 - David Schwimmer, American actor

 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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