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April 17th, 1986...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Rock Me Amadeus"
by Falco

In the UK:
"Living Doll"
by Cliff Richard & The Young Ones,featuring Hank Marvin
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Cheap Oil

(TIME Cover: April the 14th, 1986)

 Famous people born on the 17th of April:

1734 - Taksin, King of Thailand (d. 1782)
1837 - J.P. Morgan, American financier and philanthropist (d. 1913)
1894 - Nikita Khrushchev, Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1971)
1918 - William Holden, American actor (d. 1981)
1946 - Georges J.F. Kohler, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1995)
1959 - Sean Bean, English actor

 The Nobel Peace Prize 1986

Elie Wiesel

Chairman of The President's Commission on the Holocaust

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1986 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1986

directed by Oliver Stone
with Tom Berenger (Sgt. Barnes) and Tom Berenger (Sgt. Barnes)

Designed in 1986

The Pat Conley II
by Philippe Starck

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Stevie Wonder / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 471, April 10, 1986



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