kakorama: a ride into the past


December 4th, 1996...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"No Diggity"
by BLACKstreet featuring Dr. Dre

In the UK:
by The Prodigy
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: O.J. Simpson

(TIME Cover: December the 2nd, 1996)

 Famous people born on the 4th of December:

1849 - Crazy Horse, Oglala Sioux chief (d. 1877)
1866 (O.S.) - Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-born painter (d. 1944)
1892 - Francisco Franco, dictator of Spain (d. 1975)
1940 - John Cale, Welsh musician (The Velvet Underground)
1944 - Dennis Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys) (d. 1983)
1963 - Sergei Bubka, Ukrainian pole vaulter

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1996

Douglas D. Osheroff

with David M. Lee and Robert C. Richardson, for their discovery of superfluidity in helium-3

Stanford University - Stanford, CA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1996 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1996

The English Patient
directed by Anthony Minghella
with Ralph Fiennes (Almasy), Kristin Scott Thomas (Katharine Clifton) and Juliette Binoche (Hana)

Designed in 1996

The Cappellini knotted chair
by Marcel Wanders

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Sheryl Crow / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 747, November 14, 1996



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