kakorama: a ride into the past


August 17th, 1984...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Ray Parker, Jr.

In the UK:
"Two Tribes"
by Frankie Goes To Hollywood
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Carl Lewis

(TIME Cover: August the 13th, 1984)

 Famous people born on the 17th of August:

1629 - King John III of Poland
1786 - Davy Crockett, American frontiersman and soldier (d. 1836)
1844 - Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia (d. 1913)
1882 - Samuel Goldwyn, Hollywood producer (d. 1974)
1926 - Jiang Zemin, 3rd President of the People's Republic of China
1933 - Gene Kranz, NASA flight director
1939 - Luther Allison, American blues guitarist
1943 - Robert De Niro, American actor
1952 - Nelson Piquet, Brazilian formula one driver
1952 - Guillermo Vilas, Argentinian tennis player
1956 - Gail Berman, president of Paramount Pictures
1962 - Gilby Clarke, American musician Guns N' Roses

 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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