kakorama: a ride into the past


September 7th, 1985...

Today is Saturday !

 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: Rev. Jerry Falwell

(TIME Cover: September the 2nd, 1985)

 Famous people born on the 7th of September:

1533 - Queen Elizabeth I of England (d. 1603)
1909 - Elia Kazan, Greek-born film director (d. 20
1912 - David Packard, American electrical engineer and businessman (d. 1996)
1930 - King Baudouin I of Belgium (d. 1993)
1936 - Buddy Holly, American singer (d. 1959)
1949 - Gloria Gaynor, American singer
1968 - Marcel Desailly, French footballer

 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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