Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi

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Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi, by Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi, 1987 - NPG 6020 - Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi

by Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi
plaster bust, 1987
7 in. (178 mm) high
Purchased, 1988
Primary Collection
NPG 6020


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Current affairs

Hurricane-force winds batter southern England, blowing-down trees, and damaging buildings, blocking roads and causing 19 deaths. The storm was not predicted by the Met Office, a fact that is often jeeringly referred to by quoting Michael Fish's response to a report that 'there was a hurricane on the way…don't worry… there isn't' (the report was actually referring to Florida, not the UK).

Art and science

Alan Bennett's series of monologues Talking Heads is aired by the BBC. The series featured a set of characters that show the secret lives of the English: their dreams, frustrations, and fantasies. The impressive cast included Dame Thora Hird, Patricia Routledge, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters and Bennett himself.

International

The second largest ever one-day percentage decline in the stock market is named Black Monday. The Dow Jones index in the USA dropped dramatically followed by similar drops around the world. It is still unclear what exactly caused the crash, although worldwide panic selling certainly made it escalate. Terry Waite is taken hostage while trying to negotiate the release of four men held by the Islamic Jihad in Beirut.

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