kakorama: a ride into the past


October 27th, 1996...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)"
by Los Del Rio

In the UK:
"Say You'll Be There"
by The Spice Girls
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: News Wars

(TIME Cover: October the 21st, 1996)

 Famous people born on the 27th of October:

1466 - Erasmus, Dutch humanist and theologian (d. 1536)
1728 - James Cook, British naval captain and explorer (d. 1779)
1782 - Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1840)
1811 - Isaac Singer, American inventor (d. 1875)
1858 - Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1919)
1931 - Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian writer
1952 - Roberto Benigni, Italian director and actor
1958 - Simon Le Bon, English singer (Duran Duran)

 The Nobel Prize in Physics 1996

Douglas D. Osheroff

with David M. Lee and Robert C. Richardson, for their discovery of superfluidity in helium-3

Stanford University - Stanford, CA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1996 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1996

The English Patient
directed by Anthony Minghella
with Ralph Fiennes (Almasy), Kristin Scott Thomas (Katharine Clifton) and Juliette Binoche (Hana)

Designed in 1996

The Cappellini knotted chair
by Marcel Wanders

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Brooke Shields / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 744, October 3, 1996



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