kakorama: a ride into the past


January 12th, 1987...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Walk Like an Egyptian"
by The Bangles

In the UK:
"Reet Petite"
by Jackie Wilson
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Ivan Boesky

(TIME Cover: December the 1st, 1986)

 Famous people born on the 12th of January:

1628 - Charles Perrault, French folklorist (d. 1703)
1876 - Jack London, American author (d. 1916)
1902 - Saud of Saudi Arabia (d. 1969)
1907 - Sergei Korolev, Russian rocket scientist (d. 1966)
1949 - Haruki Murakami, Japanese novelist
1959 - Blixa Bargeld, German singer (Einstürzende Neubauten)
1989 - Zeeshan Aslam, Pakistani Prince

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1987

Susumu Tonegawa

for his discovery of the genetic principle for generation of antibody diversity

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Cambridge, MA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1987 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1987

The Last Emperor
directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
with John Lone (Pu Yi), Joan Chen (Wan Jung) and Peter O'Toole (Reginald 'RJ' Johnson)

Designed in 1987

The Bar stool
by Shiro Kuramata

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Huey Lewis / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 487, November 20, 1986



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