kakorama: a ride into the past


April 1st, 1962...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Don't Break the Heart That Loves You"
by Connie Francis

In the UK:
"Wonderful Land"
by The Shadows
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Arturo Frondizi

(TIME Cover: March the 30th, 1962)

 Famous people born on the 1st of April:

1220 - Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (d. 1272)
1732 - Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer (d. 1809)
1815 - Otto von Bismarck, 1st Chancellor of the German Empire (d. 1898)
1868 - Edmond Rostand, French dramatist (d. 1918)
1873 (N.S.) - Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian composer, pianist, and conductor (d. 1943)
1929 - Milan Kundera, Czech writer
1933 - Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1948 - Jimmy Cliff, Jamaican musician
1983 - Franck Ribery, French footballer

 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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