kakorama: a ride into the past


November 8th, 1985...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Part-Time Lover"
by Stevie Wonder

In the UK:
"The Power Of Love"
by Jennifer Rush
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Garrison Keillor

(TIME Cover: November the 4th, 1985)

 Famous people born on the 8th of November:

35 - Nerva, Roman Emperor (d. 98)
1622 - King Charles X of Sweden (d. 1660)
1656 (N.S.) - Edmond Halley, British astronomer and mathematician (d. 1742)
1866 - Herbert Austin, English automobile pioneer (d. 1941)
1893 - Prajadhipok, Rama VII, king of Thailand (d. 1941)
1900 - Margaret Mitchell, American author (d. 1949)
1935 - Alain Delon, French actor
1957 - Porl Thompson, British musician (The Cure)
1968 - Zara Whites, Dutch actress

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1985

Klaus von Klitzing

for the discovery of the quantized Hall effect

Federal Republic of Germany
Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung - Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1985 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1985

Out of Africa
directed by Sydney Pollack
with Klaus Maria Brandauer (Bror) and Meryl Streep (Karen)

Designed in 1985

The 'Whistling Bird' stainless steel teakettle, with sugar bowl and creamer"
by Michael Graves

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Sting / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 457, September 26, 1985



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