Englishman Stanley Green, a self-styled “dietary reform activist” whose mission was to decrease people’s libidos by changing their diets, photographed on Oxford Street in London on the 21st of June, 1974.
Englishman Stanley Green, a self-styled “dietary reform activist” whose mission was to decrease people’s libidos by changing their diets, was born in Harringay, north London on the 22nd of February, 1915.
For twenty-five years, from 1968 until 1993, Green patrolled major shopping boulevard Oxford Street in London carrying placards and trying to convince people to take up a low-protein diet in order to both lose interest in sex and to become kinder.
Green died in December of 1993. He’d gained enough fame that obituaries for him were published in several major newspapers.
An anti-fascist march in Leicester, England on the 24th of August, 1974. Communists are amongst those in the protest.
These images, taken by Oliver F. Atkins on the 9th of August, 1974, show US President Richard Nixon leaving the White House after resigning. The resignation came into effect shortly after.
According to Google, today is the 40th anniversary of the Hungarian-invented Rubik’s Cube. Originally called the Magic Cube, it was created by Budapest-born Ernő Rubik.
It’s actually a little difficult to pinpoint the “birthday”, as it went through many phases, stages and versions before coming to be the frustrating and addictive toy it is today.
Hungarian commemorative stamp for the first Rubik’s Cube World Championship, which was held in Budapest on the 5th of June, 1982.
As a child of the Eighties, there was always at least one of these things around when I was growing up. We never actually tried to complete it; we just like fiddling with the silly thing!