kakorama: a ride into the past


January 8th, 1985...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Like a Virgin"
by Madonna

In the UK:
"Do They Know It's Christmas?"
by Band Aid
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Peter Ueberroth, Man of the Year

(TIME Cover: January the 7th, 1985)

 Famous people born on the 8th of January:

1556 - Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)
1601 - Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658)
1923 - Joseph Weizenbaum, German-born computer scientist
1934 - Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (d. 1987)
1934 - Alexandra Ripley, American writer (d. 2004)
1935 - Elvis Presley, American singer and guitarist (d. 1977)
1942 - Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author
1946 - Robby Krieger, American musician (The Doors)
1947 - David Bowie, English musician

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1985

Klaus von Klitzing

for the discovery of the quantized Hall effect

Federal Republic of Germany
Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung - Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1985 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1985

Out of Africa
directed by Sydney Pollack
with Klaus Maria Brandauer (Bror) and Meryl Streep (Karen)

Designed in 1985

The 'Whistling Bird' stainless steel teakettle, with sugar bowl and creamer"
by Michael Graves

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Bruce Springsteen / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 436, December 6, 1984



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