Start date: Apr 15, 1989
End date: Jun 04, 1989
Live in May 1988. Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China. On the wall: Long live the People’s Republic of China, Long live the unity of the people of the world”. I had to travel to China, then to North Korea. One day – just relaxing in Budapest – next day on a jet over the gulf. We saw the cannon firing beneath (Iran-Iraq war, 1980-1988. China was a mystery, another planet at the time. Flying homebound I read the Chinese newspaper: János Kádár is gone.
(1989) A brutal crackdown in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
Also on this day,
1896 | Henry Ford’s Quadricycle
1917 | First Pulitzers awarded
1984 | Springsteen’s hit parade