kakorama: a ride into the past


August 1st, 1985...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Everytime You Go Away"
by Paul Young

In the UK:
"There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)"
by The Eurythmics
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Hiroshima

(TIME Cover: July the 29th, 1985)

 Famous people born on the 1st of August:

10 BC - Claudius, Roman Emperor (d. 54)
126 - Pertinax, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
1313 - Emperor Kogon of Japan (d. 1364)
1377 - Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (d. 1433)
1819 - Herman Melville, American writer (d. 1891)
1893 - King Alexander I of Greece (d. 1920)
1924 - Georges Charpak, Ukrainian-born physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate
1930 - Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (d. 2002)
1936 - Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer
1942 - Jerry Garcia, American musician (The Grateful Dead) (d. 1995)
1959 - Joe Elliott, English musician (Def Leppard)
1960 - Chuck D, American rapper (Public Enemy)
1963 - Coolio, American rapper
1965 - Sam Mendes, British stage and film director

 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

John Travolta & Jaime Lee Curtis / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 452/453, July 18, 1985



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