Project 1985

This blog serves to commemorate my birth year. 1985 was a memorable one for a multitude of reasons.
None of the images are my own unless stated.
Fellow '85ers - Enjoy!
The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles

The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles

Playboy publishes full frontal nude pictures of Madonna O.O

Playboy publishes full frontal nude pictures of Madonna O.O

Laffit Pincay Jr becomes the second jockey to win $100 million!

Laffit Pincay Jr becomes the second jockey to win $100 million!

One of Rembrandt’s favourite pieces, Danae depicts the mother of Perseus — from Greek mythology — as she welcomes Zeus, his father. The eight-by-ten-foot painting nearly met its demise in 1985, when a deranged visitor to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, where it has been housed since the 18th century, brandished a knife and proceeded to slash Danae’s lower stomach and upper thigh. He capped off the dramatic episode by tossing sulphuric acid onto the canvas, causing the original paint to splatter and run. The painstaking restoration took 12 long years to complete, and fortunately, the painting is again on display.

One of Rembrandt’s favourite pieces, Danae depicts the mother of Perseus — from Greek mythology — as she welcomes Zeus, his father. The eight-by-ten-foot painting nearly met its demise in 1985, when a deranged visitor to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, where it has been housed since the 18th century, brandished a knife and proceeded to slash Danae’s lower stomach and upper thigh. He capped off the dramatic episode by tossing sulphuric acid onto the canvas, causing the original paint to splatter and run. The painstaking restoration took 12 long years to complete, and fortunately, the painting is again on display.

Bernard Hinault wins the Tour de France 

Bernard Hinault wins the Tour de France 

Real Madrid wins the 14th UEFA Cup at Madrid

Real Madrid wins the 14th UEFA Cup at Madrid

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes over 1300 for the very first time

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes over 1300 for the very first time

Carolyn Kizer wins the Pulitzer for ‘Yin’

Carolyn Kizer wins the Pulitzer for ‘Yin’

Katarina Witt wins Ladies Figureskating Championship in Tokyo

Katarina Witt wins Ladies Figureskating Championship in Tokyo

India wins against Pakistan in Benson and Hedges final at MCG

India wins against Pakistan in Benson and Hedges final at MCG