kakorama: a ride into the past


May 12th, 1987...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"(I Just) Died in Your Arms"
by Cutting Crew

In the UK:
"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
by Starship
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Superconductors

(TIME Cover: May the 11th, 1987)

 Famous people born on the 12th of May:

1401 - Emperor Shoko of Japan (d. 1428)
1496 - Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1560)
1590 - Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1621)
1670 - Frederick Augustus I of Poland (d. 1733)
1845 - Gabriel Fauré, French composer (d. 1924)
1907 - Katharine Hepburn, American actress (d. 2003)
1918 - Julius Rosenberg, American spy (d. 1953)
1936 - Frank Stella, American painter

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1987

Susumu Tonegawa

for his discovery of the genetic principle for generation of antibody diversity

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Cambridge, MA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1987 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1987

The Last Emperor
directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
with John Lone (Pu Yi), Joan Chen (Wan Jung) and Peter O'Toole (Reginald 'RJ' Johnson)

Designed in 1987

The Bar stool
by Shiro Kuramata

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Bangles / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 496, March 25, 1987



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