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Added by rickterenzi on 24 Feb 2014 05:53
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"La Domenica del Corriere"_3

4th September 1949 - Legendary Italian cycling champion Fausto Coppi new World champion of track cycling (individual pursuit) in Copenaghen.
In 1949, Fausto Coppi was the first racer in cycling history to win Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in the same year.
Cover by Walter Molino.
15th May 1949 - On 4th May 1949, the airplane of the worldwide famous Turin football team AC Torino (aka Grande Torino) crashes into Superga Hill while arriving in Mirafiori (Turin's airport in those years). All the players, the managers and three journalists die.
Cover of Walter Molino.
4th June 1950 - The beginning of Giro d'Italia and the rivalry between legendary Italian cycling champions Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi.
Cover of Walter Molino.
6th August 1950 - Italy National cycling team, lead by Gino Bartali, assaulted by French fans in the course of Tour de France.
From 1930 to 1961, Tour de France was contested by National teams.
Cover by Giorgio De Gaspari.
10th June 1951 - A young woman, who won a millionaire jackpot in Italian football pools Totocalcio, meet the competitors of Giro d'Italia in Rimini (Emilia-Romagna, on the Adriatic coast).
Cover of Walter Molino.
20th July 1952 - Legendary Italian cycling champion Fausto Coppi wins Tour de France for the second time.
Cover by Walter Molino.
7th June 1953 - Fausto Coppi's breakaway at Passo dello Stelvio (2.752 metres above sea level, Italian Alps, between Lombardy and Trentino) in the course of Giro d'Italia, on 1st June 1953.
In 1953, Fausto Coppi won Giro d'Italia for the fifth time.
Cover by Walter Molino.
17th January 1960 - On 2nd January 1960 Fausto Coppi suddenly dies at 40 for the complications of malaria. In December 1959, Fausto Coppi took part in a cycling competition and a hunting in Burkina Faso (West Africa).
Cover by Walter Molino.
5th February 1956 - The opening of the Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo (Veneto). Italian Olympic athletics champion and world recordman Adolfo Consolini (discus throw) was the first torch-bearer, starting from the Campidoglio in Rome.
Cover by Walter Molino.
25th November 1956 - Italian Olympic athletics champion and world recordman Adolfo Consolini (discus throw) for the opening of the Olympics in Melbourne.
Cover of Walter Molino.
28th August 1960 - The opening of the Olympics in Rome: symbolic picture for Adolfo Consolini reading the Olympic Oath.
Cover by Giorgio Tabet.
18th September 1960 - The closing of Rome Olympics, featuring the most popular Italian bemedaled athlets, including sprinter Livio Berruti (200-meter dash, gold medal; above in the picture, the second from the left) and boxer Nino Benvenuti (welterweight, gold medal and Val Barker Trophy; on the front row in the picture, the first from the right).
Cover by Walter Molino.
4th April 1926 - Italian cycling champion Costante Girardengo wins Milano-San Remo.
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
30th June 1946 - Competitors of Giro d'Italia go beyond a railroad barrier.
Cover by Walter Molino.
15th September 1946 - World championship of track cycling in Milan at Velodromo Vigorelli (Vigorelli velodrome).
Cover by Walter Molino.
14th October 1956 - Belgian 1955 World champion of road cycling Stan Ockers dies two days after an accident in the course of a track cycling competition in Anversa.
Cover by Walter Molino.
31st May 1959 - The beginning of Giro d'Italia.
Cover by Walter Molino.
21st March 1954 - Italian car racing champion Piero Taruffi gains the third place in the 12 hours of Sebring (Florida) pushing his car, but he is disqualified from the race.
Cover by Walter Molino.
15th June 1958 - In the Indianapolis 500, U.S. car racer Pat O'Connor dies after his car was involved in a 15-car pileup on the first lap and caught fire.
Cover by Walter Molino.
12th July 1959 - In the course of a minor competition on the track of Monza, Italian car racers Alfredo Tinazzo and Antonio Crivellari die.
Cover by Walter Molino.
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Selected covers of Italian weekly newsmagazine La Domenica del Corriere.


La Domenice del Corriere (The Sunday of the Corriere) was a weekly newsmagazine whose first issue was published on 8th January 1899. Its name was after the eminent Milan newspaper Corriere della Sera (The courier of the evening). La Domenica del Corriere was the most popular newsmagazine from its beginning to the 1960s.
Above: cover of the first issue, by Achille Beltrame, about a dramatic snow storm in Montenegro.

Achille Beltrame

Walter Molino

Italian graphics and painters Achille Beltrame (until the 1930s) and Walter Molino (from the late 1940s to the 1960s) were the most popular authors of covers for La Domenica del Corriere.

See also:

La Domenica del Corriere_1 (International Showbiz).

La Domenica del Corriere_2 (Catholic Church).

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