kakorama: a ride into the past


October 12th, 2000...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Madonna

In the UK:
"Against All Odds"
by Mariah Carey & Westlife
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Abortion Pill

(TIME Cover: October the 9th, 2000)

 Famous people born on the 12th of October:

1008 - Emperor Go-Ichijo of Japan (d. 1036)
1350 - Dmitry Donskoy, Grand Prince of Moscovy (d. 1389)
1537 - King Edward VI of England (d. 1553)
1798 - Pedro I of Brazil (d. 1834)
1896 - Eugenio Montale, Italian poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
1935 - Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor
1942 - Melvin Franklin, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1995)
1948 - Rick Parfitt, British musician (Status Quo)

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2000

Eric R. Kandel

with Arvid Carlsson and Paul Greengard, for their discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system

Columbia University - New York, NY, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 2000

directed by Ridley Scott
with Russell Crowe (Maximus Decimus Meridius) and Joaquin Phoenix (Commodus)

Designed in 2000

The Marumaru
by Kazuyo Sejima

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Gisele / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 849, September 14, 2000



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