kakorama: a ride into the past


August 3rd, 1984...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"When Doves Cry"
by Prince

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

TIME Magazine: Carl Lewis

(TIME Cover: July the 30th, 1984)

 Famous people born on the 3rd of August:

1770 - King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia (d. 1840)
1811 - Elisha Graves Otis, American inventor (d. 1861)
1872 - King Haakon VII of Norway (d. 1957)
1903 - Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian Politician (d. 2000)
1918 - Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (d. 1999)
1935 - Georgi Shonin, cosmonaut (d. 1997)
1946 - Jack Straw, British politician
1961 - Lee Rocker, American musician (Stray Cats)
1963 - James Hetfield, American musician (Metallica)

 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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