kakorama: a ride into the past


September 10th, 1985...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)"
by John Parr

In the UK:
"Dancing In The Street"
by David Bowie & Mick Jagger
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Mikhail Gorbachev

(TIME Cover: September the 9th, 1985)

 Famous people born on the 10th of September:

1169 - Alexius II Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1183)
1487 - Pope Julius III (d. 1555)
1638 - Maria Theresa of Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France (d. 1683)
1659 - Henry Purcell, English composer (d. 1695)
1898 - Waldo Semon, American inventor (d. 1999)
1914 - Robert Wise, American film director (d. 2005)
1922 - Yma Súmac, Peruvian singer
1933 - Yevgeny Khrunov, cosmonaut (d. 2000)
1938 - Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer
1941 - Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese inventor and video game designer (d. 1997)
1950 - Joe Perry, American musician (Aerosmith)
1958 - Siobhan Fahey, Irish singer (Bananarama and Shakespear's Sister)

 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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