june 1987

On 1 June, 1987, two men picked up a female hitchhiker who was strolling along I-87 near Bulls Gap, Tennessee. The trio attended a party together and after a few bottles of liquid courage, they decided they would break into a nearby home and rob it. They attempted to trick the homeowner into opening the door by staging a fight in. The homeowner knew exactly what they were doing and refused to open the door.

Refusing to give up, the hitchhiker decided she would try to pry open the screen door and as the homeowner became alarmed, she fired her shotgun, killing the hitchhiker. The two men were soon apprehended for the attempted break in, however when questioned, they contended they had no idea who the hitchhiker was. She was estimated to be between twenty and thirty years old, weighing around 120 pounds. She had brunette hair and brown eyes and has a tattoo on her arm which read: “B.H.” She was clad in a Miami Dolphins t-shirt, blue pants, and white shoes. An autopsy discovered a scar consistent with a c-section and old injuries that were consistent with a vehicle accident.

She became known as “Shotgun Jane” as her true identity was never discovered. 

SOUTH KOREA. Seoul. June 14, 1987. Anti-government protesters staging a sit-down strike scatter in panic as tear gas grenades, hurled by police, explode. Police repeatedly broke up demonstrations in the city centre for a fourth day.

From June 10 to June 29, 1987, South Korea entered a phase of intense mass protests, often known as the June Struggle, amid a nationwide democracy movement. The Chun dictatorship was thus forced to hold landmark democratic elections, as well as institute other democratic reforms, leading to the establishment of the Sixth Republic, the present day democratic government of South Korea.

Photograph: Itsuo Inouye/AP

David Bowie on the day he performed "Heroes" live in Berlin on June 6th, 1987, in front of the Reichstag in Berlin:

“I will never forget that. 

It was one of the most emotional performances I’ve ever done. I was in tears.

 They backed up the stage to the wall itself so that it was acting as a backdrop. We kind of heard that a few of the East Berliners might actually get the chance to hear the thing, but we didn’t realise in what numbers they would. 

And there were thousands on the other side that had come close to the wall. So it was like a double concert, where the wall was the division. 

And we would hear them cheering and singing along from the other side. 

God, even now I get choked up. It was breaking my heart. I’ve never done anything like that in my life. And I guess I never will again.”

Originally posted by i-am-my-own-drugs


George Harrison (and his brother Peter) with Harold, 1940′s, 7 December 1963, and during the Dark Horse Tour, 1974; as well as George and Dhani at FPSHOT, at the Prince’s Trust Concert on 5 June 1987, and at the Natural Law Party concert on 6 April 1992… Happy Father’s Day!

Photos © The Harrison Family (presumably), Mirrorpix; Henry Grossman (?), Brian Aris, Terry O’Neill, Ilpo Musto/London Features

“I stopped being as crazy as I used to be because I want this child to have a father a bit longer. Also with a child around I can realize what it was like to be my father. At the same time, you can relive certain aspects of being a child. You watch them and have all these flashbacks of when you were a kid. It somehow completes the generation thing.” - George Harrison, 1988 [x]

“My dad was my hero, my best friend.” - Dhani Harrison, 2012 [x]

“My father was very lovely when I was growing up. I might have gotten in trouble for anything to do with hurting trees or guitars but not much else. That would land you in a lot of trouble at my house. He was very reasonable. But he didn’t mess around. He was stern, but he was very cool. He would play his guitars and have a cup of tea in the garden. That was the way it went. He liked to just plant trees all day long.” - Dhani Harrison, Filter, Fall 2011 [x | x]


‘I was very insecure when I’d [just] done A Room With A View, ’cos it was my first [real/feature] film and, um, I remember going up to James [Ivory] afterwards and saying, “I’m really sorry for that really godawful performance [as Freddy Honeychurch].” And he said, “No no no, it’s fine, it’s good, it’s alright, it was OK.” And then the next night, the next week, I think, he asked me to do Maurice, which made me feel better then!’

– Rupert Graves, The Story of Maurice documentary (Merchant Ivory Collection Maurice DVD extras, 2004)

WISHING A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO RUPERT GRAVES – 53 TODAY, 30 June 2016! My gifs. 2/2 [½ here]


The Murder Of Teresa Cormack

On the 19th of June 1987 in New Zealand, 6 year old Teresa Cormack was reluctant to go to school as it was the day after her birthday. Walking alone like she normally did, instead of going to school she walked the streets for an hour. No one saw her since….

8 days later her body was found under a tree. Autopsy revealed she was raped and strangled to death.

Jules Mikus, who had many sex convictions, was questioned by police and even gave dna samples. However, dna screening wasnt advanced and Mikus was released.

The case was reopened in 1998 and in 2001 samples were sent to America. 15 years later, Mikus was arrested in 2002 for murdering Teresa.

In February 2002, Jules Mikus was sentenced to life


How did you decide on Rupert Graves as Alec Scudder?

James Ivory: I always thought he’d be good. He’s such a free soul, a free spirit, if you know him personally. His Freddy Honeychurch in A Room With A View is a more restrained version of himself. He’s very fun-loving and down to earth. He was surprised that we’d chosen him, because he doesn’t usually play types like that. … He liked playing Alec.

He was wonderful in [A] Room With A View, but when I heard he was playing Alec I couldn’t quite picture it. But he’s terrific. And the material with Alec really catches fire in the movie.

Ivory: I feel it has a lot to do with Rupert.

– James Ivory & Ismail Merchant interviewed by Chris Bram, New York Native, 21 Sep 1987


My gifs, from The Story of Maurice documentary (2004)