kakorama: a ride into the past


January 23rd, 1987...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Shake You Down"
by Gregory Abbott

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

TIME Magazine: Adnan Khashoggi

(TIME Cover: January the 19th, 1987)

 Famous people born on the 23rd of January:

1783 - Stendhal, French writer (d. 1842)
1832 - Edouard Manet, French artist (d. 1883)
1876 - Otto Diels, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1954)
1896 - Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (d. 1985)
1910 - Django Reinhardt, Belgian guitarist (d. 1953)
1957 - Princess Caroline of Monaco

 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

Talking Heads / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 491, January 15, 1987



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