kakorama: a ride into the past


July 30th, 1962...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

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

In the UK:
"I Remember You"
by Frank Ifield
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Samuel I. Newhouse

(TIME Cover: July the 27th, 1962)

 Famous people born on the 30th of July:

1470 - Hongzhi, Emperor of China (d. 1505)
1549 - Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1609)
1863 - Henry Ford, American industrialist (d. 1947)
1926 - Christine McGuire, American singer (The McGuire Sisters)
1939 - Peter Bogdanovich, American film director
1941 - Paul Anka, Canadian singer and composer
1947 - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-born American actor, body builder, and Governor of California
1958 - Kate Bush, British musician
1963 - Lisa Kudrow, American actress

 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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