kakorama: a ride into the past


October 20th, 1989...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Miss You Much"
by Janet Jackson

In the UK:
"Ride On Time"
by Black Box
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Elephant, The

(TIME Cover: October the 16th, 1989)

 Famous people born on the 20th of October:

1469 - Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism (d. 1539)
1677 - Stanislaus I Leszczynski, King of Poland (d. 1766)
1819 - The Báb, Persian founder of the Bábí Faith (d. 1850)
1854 - Arthur Rimbaud, French poet (d. 1891)
1882 - Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born actor (d. 1956)
1891 - James Chadwick, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)
1897 - Crown Prince Eun of Korea (d. 1970)
1934 - Michiko, empress of Japan
1966 - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda leader (d. 2006)
1971 - Snoop Dogg, American rapper

 The Nobel Peace Prize 1989

The 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)


Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1989 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1989

Driving Miss Daisy
directed by Bruce Beresford
with Morgan Freeman (Hoke Colburn), Dan Aykroyd (Boolie Werthan) and Jessica Tandy (Daisy Werthan)

Designed in 1989

The Occasional table
by Philippe Starck

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Mick Jagger & Keith Richards / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 560, September 7, 1989



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