kakorama: a ride into the past


July 20th, 1962...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Roses Are Red (My Love)"
by Bobby Vinton

In the UK:
"I Can't Stop Loving You"
by Ray Charles
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Mrs. Winston Guest

(TIME Cover: July the 20th, 1962)

 Famous people born on the 20th of July:

1304 - Francesco Petrarch, Italian poet (d. 1374)
1822 - Gregor Mendel, father of modern genetics (d. 1884)
1890 - King George II of Greece (d. 1947)
1925 - Jacques Delors, French President of the European Commission
1938 - Natalie Wood, American actress (d. 1981)
1947 - Carlos Santana, Mexican guitarist
1956 - Paul Cook, English musician (The Sex Pistols)
1973 - Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway

 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


Jump to another date:


and click to see what happened:

play crystal ball gazing with the-crystal-ball.com
or translate text into nightingale language on nightingale-song.com
or send singing birthday messages with the kakomessenger
or compose your ringtone for free with the
kakophone machine

© Kakophone 2006
Terms of use - Legal information - Webmaster