kakorama: a ride into the past


October 9th, 1983...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Total Eclipse of the Heart"
by Bonnie Tyler

In the UK:
"Karma Chameleon"
by Culture Club
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Marines in Lebanon

(TIME Cover: October the 3rd, 1983)

 Famous people born on the 9th of October:

1261 - King Dinis of Portugal (d. 1325)
1328 - King Peter I of Cyprus (d. 1369)
1757 - King Charles X of France (d. 1836)
1835 - Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (d. 1921)
1906 - Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician (d. 2001)
1935 - Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, member of the British Royal Family
1940 - John Lennon, British musician and songwriter (The Beatles) (d. 1980)
1944 - John Entwistle, British musician (The Who) (d. 2002)
1969 - P.J. Harvey, English musician

 The Nobel Peace Prize 1983

Lech Walesa

Trade union leader (Solidaritet)

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1983 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1983

Terms of Endearment
directed by James L. Brooks
with John Lithgow (Sam Burns), Jack Nicholson (Garrett Breedlove) and Shirley MacLaine (Aurora Greenway)

Designed in 1983

The Silver tea and coffee service
by Michael Graves

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Annie Lennox / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 405, September 29, 1983



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