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  • Bryan Adams

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Legacy

George Herbert Walker Bush, 1924-2018

George H. W. Bush, 1982 George Herbert Walker Bush has died. Bush served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. He had served as the… […]

Hans Hartung

Hans Hartung, 1965 Hans Hartung died on this day, December 7, in 1989. He was a German-French painter, known for his gestural abstract style. Born in Germany in 1904, Hartung… […]

Reagan and Gorbachev Tearing Down Walls

Mikhail Gorbachev, 1990 Thirty years ago on this day, June 12, 1987, US President Ronald Reagan challenged Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down” the Berlin Wall. Gorbachev was photographed… […]

Dr. Andrei Sakharov

Dr. Andrei Sakharov, 1989 On this day, October 9, 1975, Dr. Andrei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. Sakharov was a Russian nuclear physicist, dissident, and activist for… […]

Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography

Berenice Abbott, 1989 Our friend and colleague Julia Van Haaften, founding curator of the New York Public Library’s photography collection, has released her in-depth biography Berenice Abbott: A Life in… […]

Hans Hartung in Demand

Hans Hartung, 1965 In an ArtMarket Insight, Artprice states: “After decades of inertia, the market for the great abstract artist Hans Hartung is gaining momentum thanks to support from leading… […]

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan, 1982 Ronald Reagan was born on this day, February 6, in 1911. After a career in radio and film, Reagan served as the 40th president of the United… […]

Pyramide du Louvre

I. M. Pei, 1979 Architect I. M. Pei’s glass and metal pyramid, the Pyramide du Louvre, is thirty years old. It is surrounded by three smaller pyramids in the main… […]

Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto, 1989 Benazir Bhutto was born on this day, June 21, in 1953. She served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to… […]

Berenice Abbott

Berenice Abbott, 1989 Photographer Berenice Abbott was born on this day, July 17, in 1898. Abbott is widely revered for her photographs of New York City architecture of the 1930s,… […]

Lech Walesa

Lech Walesa, 1989 Strikes that took place in Poland on August 14, 1980, would lead to Solidarność. With his history of organizing workers to strike against the government, another rise… […]

Indian and Pakistani Independence

Jawaharlal Nehru, 1956 On August 15, in 1947, India and Pakistan gained their independence after 200 years of British rule. Karsh photographed India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, in 1956… […]

Harold Prince, 1928-2019

Mrs. Estrellita Karsh and Hal Prince at a reception for Prince, 2012 © Ron Cowie Photography, Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston American theatrical producer and director Harold “Hal” Prince… […]

Andrei Sakharov

Dr. Andrei Sakharov, 1989 Russian nuclear physicist, dissident, Nobel laureate, and activist for disarmament, peace and human rights, Andrei Sakharov was born on this day, May 21, in 1921. Though… […]

Nobel Peace Prize

Nelson Mandela, 1990 On October 16, in 1993, Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk were jointly named Nobel Peace Prize winners. De Klerk served as State President of South Africa… […]

Lech Walesa

Lech Walesa, 1989 On December 9, 1990, Lech Walesa won the Polish presidential election, defeating Prime Minister Mazowiecki and other candidates to become Poland’s first freely elected head of state… […]

Andrei Sakharov

Dr. Andrei Sakharov, 1989 Today is the centenary of the birth of Andrei Sakharov. The Soviet and Russian nuclear physicist, dissident, Nobel laureate, and activist for disarmament, peace and human… […]

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams, 1989 Canadian guitarist, singer-song writer, and photographer, Bryan Adams was born this day, November 5, in 1959. Adams’ awards and nominations include 20 Juno Awards among 56 nominations… […]

Andrei Sakharov

Earlier this year, The Bank of Russia issued a commemorative coin dedicated to Andrei Sakharov. Sakharov was a Soviet nuclear physicist, dissident, Nobel laureate, and activist for disarmament, peace and… […]

Claude Ryan

Claude Ryan, 1977 Claude Ryan was a Canadian journalist and politician. Born in 1925, he was the director of the newspaper Le Devoir from 1964 to 1978, leader of the… […]

Mary Martin

Mary Martin, 1960 Some glamor to get us through Hump Day. Mary Martin (1913-1990) was an American actress and singer. A muse of Rodgers and Hammerstein, she originated many leading… […]

Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto, 1989 Benazir Bhutto was born on this day, June 21, in 1953. She served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to… […]

Garth Drabinsky

Garth Drabinsky, 1989 The first in a new series – people who were photographed “on this day” – starts with Garth Drabinsky. He was photographed on July 12, 1989. Born… […]

Awards

Doctor of Humane Letters

Yeshiva University, New York City, 1989

Creative Edge Award

New York University and TIME, Inc., 1989

Gold Medal for furthering Canadian-American Understanding

Americas Society, 1989

Medal of Merit

Lotos Club, New York, 1989

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