kakorama: a ride into the past


August 17th, 2000...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Sisqó

In the UK:
"Rock DJ"
by Robbie Williams
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Tiger Woods

(TIME Cover: August the 14th, 2000)

 Famous people born on the 17th of August:

1629 - King John III of Poland
1786 - Davy Crockett, American frontiersman and soldier (d. 1836)
1844 - Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia (d. 1913)
1882 - Samuel Goldwyn, Hollywood producer (d. 1974)
1926 - Jiang Zemin, 3rd President of the People's Republic of China
1933 - Gene Kranz, NASA flight director
1939 - Luther Allison, American blues guitarist
1943 - Robert De Niro, American actor
1952 - Nelson Piquet, Brazilian formula one driver
1952 - Guillermo Vilas, Argentinian tennis player
1956 - Gail Berman, president of Paramount Pictures
1962 - Gilby Clarke, American musician Guns N' Roses

 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

Blink 182 / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 846, August 3, 2000



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