kakorama: a ride into the past


August 5th, 1971...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"You've Got a Friend"
by James Taylor

In the UK:
"Get It On"
by T.Rex
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Pakistan Refugees

(TIME Cover: August the 2nd, 1971)

 Famous people born on the 5th of August:

1850 - Guy de Maupassant, French author (d. 1893)
1862 - Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man (d. 1890)
1906 - John Huston, American director (d. 1987)
1930 - Neil Armstrong, astronaut
1939 - Princess Irene of the Netherlands
1972 - Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian bassist (Fear Factory)

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1971

Dennis Gabor

for his invention and development of the holographic method

United Kingdom
Imperial College - London, United Kingdom

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1971 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1971

The French Connection
directed by William Friedkin
with Gene Hackman (Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle) and Roy Scheider (Buddy Russo)

Designed in 1971

The Vision 2000 stereo equipment
by Thilo Oerke

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Jim Morrison / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 88, August 5, 1971



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