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June 14th, 1988...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"One More Try"
by George Michael

In the UK:
"With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home"
by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan

(TIME Cover: June the 13th, 1988)

 Famous people born on the 14th of June:

1444 (O.S.) - Nilakantha Somayaji, Indian mathematician (d. 1544)
1529 (O.S.) - Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria (d. 1595)
1864 - Alois Alzheimer, German physician (d. 1915)
1894 - Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (d. 1924)
1925 - Pierre Salinger, John F. Kennedy's Press Secretary (d. 2004)
1928 - Che Guevara, Argentine-born revolutionary (d. 1967)
1949 - Alan White, British Drummer (Yes)
1961 - Boy George, British singer (Culture Club)
1969 - Steffi Graf, German tennis player

 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

Neil Young / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 527, June 2, 1988



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