kakorama: a ride into the past


September 5th, 1988...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by George Michael

In the UK:
"The Only Way Is Up"
by Yazz & Plastic Population
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Begging in America

(TIME Cover: September the 5th, 1988)

 Famous people born on the 5th of September:

1187 - Louis VIII of France (d. 1226)
1638 - Louis XIV of France (d. 1715)
1847 - Jesse James, American outlaw (d. 1882)
1929 - Andrian Nikolayev, cosmonaut
1942 - Raquel Welch, American actress
1946 - Freddie Mercury, Zanzibar-born singer and songwriter (Queen) (d. 1991)
1973 - Rose McGowan, Italian-born actress

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1988

Naguib Mahfouz

who, through works rich in nuance - now clear-sightedly realistic, now evocatively ambiguous - has formed an Arabian narrative art that applies to all mankind


Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1988 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1988

Rain Man
directed by Barry Levinson
with Dustin Hoffman (Raymond Babbitt)

Designed in 1988

The Paris chair
by André Dubreuil

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Van Halen / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 530/531, July 14, 1988



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