kakorama: a ride into the past


May 12th, 1984...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Lionel Richie

In the UK:
"The Reflex"
by Duran Duran
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Jesse Jackson

(TIME Cover: May the 7th, 1984)

 Famous people born on the 12th of May:

1401 - Emperor Shoko of Japan (d. 1428)
1496 - Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1560)
1590 - Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1621)
1670 - Frederick Augustus I of Poland (d. 1733)
1845 - Gabriel Fauré, French composer (d. 1924)
1907 - Katharine Hepburn, American actress (d. 2003)
1918 - Julius Rosenberg, American spy (d. 1953)
1936 - Frank Stella, American painter

 The Nobel Peace Prize 1984

Desmond Mpilo Tutu

South Africa
Bishop of Johannesburg; former Secretary General, South African Council of Churches (S.A.C.C.)

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1984 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1984

directed by Milos Forman
with F. Murray Abraham (Antonio Salieri) and Tom Hulce (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Designed in 1984

The Ekstrem
by Terje Ekström

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Pretenders, The / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 420, April 26, 1984



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