kakorama: a ride into the past


September 17th, 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 17th of September:

879 - King Charles III of France (d. 929)
1192 - Minamoto no Sanetomo Japanese shogun (d. 1219)
1271 - Wenceslas II of Bohemia and Poland (d. 1305)
1550 - Pope Paul V (d. 1621)
1743 - Marquis de Condorcet, French mathematician (d. 1794)
1854 - David Dunbar Buick, American automobile pioneer (d.1929)
1860 - Billy the Kid (d. 1881)
1930 - Thomas Stafford, American astronaut
1965 - Yuji Naka, Japanese video game programmer

 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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