kakorama: a ride into the past


December 11th, 1975...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Fly, Robin, Fly"
by Silver Convention

In the UK:
"Bohemian Rhapsody"
by Queen
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Christmas Shopping

(TIME Cover: December the 1st, 1975)

 Famous people born on the 11th of December:

1452 - Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)
1750 - Tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1799)
1830 - Emily Dickinson, American poet (d. 1886)
1870 - Pierre Louÿs, French author (d. 1925)
1908 - Olivier Messiaen, French composer and ornithologist (d. 1992)
1917 - Sultan Yahya Petra, King of Malaysia (d. 1979)
1948 - Abu Abbas, founder of the Palestine Liberation Front (d. 2004)
1972 - Brian Molko, Belgian-born singer and songwriter (Placebo)
1974 - Meg White, American drummer (The White Stripes)
1465 - Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)
1475 - Pope Leo X (d. 1521)
1803 - Hector Berlioz, French composer (d. 1869)
1863 - Annie Jump Cannon, American astronomer (d. 1941)
1882 - Subramanya Bharathy, Indian poet (d. 1921)
1911 - Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
1913 - Jean Marais, French actor (d. 1998)
1918 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate
1943 - John Kerry, American politician
1954 - Jermaine Jackson, American musician

 The Nobel Peace Prize 1975

Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov

Soviet nuclear physicist

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1975 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1975

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
directed by Milos Forman
with Jack Nicholson (Randle Patrick McMurphy), Brad Dourif (Billy Bibbit) andLouise Fletcher (Nurse Mildred Ratched)

Designed in 1975

The VP Globe
by Verner Panton

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Jack Nicholson (illustration) / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 201, December 4, 1975



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