kakorama: a ride into the past


February 23rd, 1997...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Spice Girls

In the UK:
"Don't Speak"
by No Doubt
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: O.J. Simpson

(TIME Cover: February the 17th, 1997)

 Famous people born on the 23rd of February:

1417 - Pope Paul II (d. 1471)
1646 - Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)
1685 - Georg Friedrich Handel, German/British Baroque composer (d. 1759)
1743 - Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German-born banker (d. 1812
1940 - Peter Fonda, American actor
1954 - Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1997

Stanley B. Prusiner

for his discovery of Prions - a new biological principle of infection

University of California School of Medicine - San Francisco, CA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1997 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1997

directed by James Cameron
with Kate Winslet (Rose DeWitt Bukater) and Gloria Stuart (Old Rose)

Designed in 1997

The Vega chair
by Jasper Morrison

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Stone Temple Pilots / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 753, February 23, 1997



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