kakorama: a ride into the past


May 27th, 1984...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Let's Hear It for the Boy"
by Deniece Williams

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

TIME Magazine: Olympic Turmoil

(TIME Cover: May the 21st, 1984)

 Famous people born on the 27th of May:

1332 - Ibn Khaldun, Arab historian (d. 1406)
1626 - William II, Prince of Orange (d. 1650)
1756 - King Maximilian I of Bavaria (d. 1825)
1818 - Amelia Bloomer, suffragette (d. 1894)
1894 - Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (d. 1961)
1897 - John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
1922 - Christopher Lee, English actor
1923 - Henry Kissinger, United States Secretary of State, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1957 - Siouxsie Sioux, English musician (Siouxsie and the Banshees )
2006 - Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

 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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