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Ryan White (December 6, 1971 – April 8, 1990), c. 1986. Photo c/o GETTY.
At three days old, Ryan White, who was born forty-five years ago today in Kokomo, Indiana, was diagnosed with severe hemophilia, for which he subsequently received weekly infusions of a blood product from non-hemophiliacs. In December 1984, White got pneumonia and, during a biopsy, he was diagnosed with AIDS. It later was determined that White, like many hemophiliacs, received a contaminated blood treatment that was infected with HIV. Doctors gave White six months to live; he lived for five and a half years.
In early 1985, White sought re-admittance to school, though his requests were denied. After a year of legal battles, the school relented. During the 1986-87 school year, White was required to eat with disposable utensils and use separate bathrooms, and his family faced increasingly hostile threats. When a bullet was fired through their living room window, the Whites moved to Cicero, where Ryan started high school without issue.
While the struggle against his middle school brought him national attention, it was Ryan’s thoughtfulness, humor, and bravery that made him the poster child for the AIDS crisis. In his final years, he appeared in numerous fundraising and education campaigns alongside the likes of Michael Jackson and Elton John.
At a time when AIDS was associated with gay men and communities of color, White demonstrated that the disease was exclusive to no particular group. White rejected the label “innocent victim,” as he believed no one with AIDS was guilty. Ryan, according to his mother, “always said, ‘I’m just like everyone else with AIDS, no matter how I got it.’ And he would never have lived as long as he did without the gay community. The people we knew in New York made sure we know about the latest treatments way before we would have known in Indiana.”
Ryan White died on April 8, 1990, one month before his high school graduation; he was eighteen. Four months later, Congress enacted the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, the largest federally funded program for people living with HIV/AIDS in America. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #RyanWhite (at Kokomo, Indiana)

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Hansjörg Schneider

Hansjörg Schneider studied art at the Kiel Muthesiusschule, philosophy and English Philology at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel from 1979 until 1988. Since 1989 he lives in Berlin. 1986/87 he received a DAAD scholarship for years the Central School of Art & Design in London. In 1995 he was awarded the Gottfried Brockmann Prize of the city of Kiel. He realizes various projects in public space. His most important work to date “Fly Like An Eagle” is created as indoor and outdoor installation at the construction of a maintenance building at the airbase Diepholz in Lower Saxony.

Navy Midshipman 1st Class David Robinson smiles with braces as he poses with a basketball aboard a naval ship in Annapolis, Md. The 1986-87 NCAA Player of the Year, 1989-90 NBA Rookie of the Year, 1994-95 MVP, 10-time All Star and Hall of Fame center, nicknamed “The Admiral,” turned 50 years old today. (Bill Ballenberg for SI)

GALLERY: David Robinson’s Hall of Fame Career


Some rough drafts based on:

  1. Portland Trail Blazers center court design, 1974-82
  2. Utah Jazz center court design, 1986-97
  3. San Antonio Spurs center court design, 1976-86
  4. Milwaukee Bucks center court design, 1977-88
  5. Los Angeles Clippers center court design, 1997-99
  6. San Antonio Spurs center court design, 1986-89
  7. Detroit Pistons baseline text, 1990-96
  8. Boston Celtics baseline ‘TD Garden’ logo, 2009-Pres
  9. Washington Bullets shorts design, 1986-87?

              Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov Watchpost

1983/84: SP (Zorba the Greek)

1984/85: LP

1985/86: SP (Temptation Rag)  LP (Caravans, Send in the clowns)

1986/87: SP (Jazz Medley) LP (Folk Medley)  LP (Caravans)

1987/88: SP (Carmen) LP (Classical Medley)

1988/89: SP (Barber of Seville) LP (Die Fledermaus)

1989/90: SP (Mambo) LP (Romeo and Juliet)

1993/94: SP (Flamenco) LP (Moonlight Sonata)

Exhibitions and professional performances:

Ekaterina’s tribute to Sergei to Mahler’s Symphony #5 (1996)

Collection: FIT Library Designer Files

Designer: Chanel (Firm)

Historical Period by Decade: 1980s

City of Runway Show: Paris

Apparel Category: Women’s clothing

Name of Publication: Chanel Inc.

Publication Type: Press kit

Title of Article or Illustration Caption: Fall-Winter 1986/87 Collection Photograph

Date of Newspaper or Magazine Article: 1986

Item ID: chanel_firm_1986_f06_08h

Filename Identifier: lb_df_chf_000234

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