May 29, 1989
U.S.-bred Napoletano, driven by Stig H. Johansson of Sweden, won the 37th Elitloppet, Europe's richest harness race with a purse of $170,000, at Stockholm, Sweden.
September 14, 1989 |
Christer Pettersson, sentenced to life in jail for the 1986 murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, surprised his appeals court hearing today by confessing to 600 robberies. "I robbed 600 people between 1970 and 1977, two each week. . . . Most of them were amphetamine dealers," he told the Stockholm appeals court.
March 13, 1990 |
South African black nationalist Nelson R. Mandela and ailing Oliver R. Tambo, president of the African National Congress, held an emotional reunion after 27 years. A jubilant crowd of Swedes and Africans greeted Mandela and his wife, Winnie, at the Stockholm airport after they arrived from Tanzania. Mandela, 71, and Tambo, 72, once law partners, had not seen each other since Mandela was jailed in South Africa 27 years ago and Tambo went into exile. They met at a castle near Stockholm.
May 24, 2013 |
LONDON -- Residents of Stockholm braced for more violence Friday after five consecutive nights of rioting that have rocked the Swedish capital and shaken the Scandinavian country's self-image as a tolerant, liberal place. Since Sunday, sections of northwestern and southern Stockholm have lighted up with the glow of fires started by rock-throwing rioters apparently protesting a fatal shooting by police last week. Schools, shops, a library and about 150 vehicles have been set ablaze during the nightly rampages, which some commentators say are rooted in feelings of despair and disenfranchisement among the city's poor and its growing immigrant population.
April 23, 1989
Andrei Khomutov had a goal and an assist as the unbeaten Soviet Union edged Canada, 4-3, for its sixth consecutive victory in the World Hockey Championships at Stockholm. The Soviets need only a tie against defending champion Sweden Monday to finish on top of the preliminary-round standings.
April 9, 1985 |
Three U.S. congresswomen said Monday they will attend the first global meeting of women parliament members on disarmament in Stockholm on Thursday and Friday. The three are Reps. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.) and Claudine Schneider (R-R.I.) and California Rep. Barbara Boxer (D-Greenbrae).
July 14, 2010 |
In Stockholm today, Antonio was named handsomest prince in the land, narrowly beating out Josh , who had held the title for 60 years.
July 19, 1987 |
In Sweden, Gustavsberg porcelain means tradition. The company was founded in 1825, and its Ceramics Center occupies the original site--on the island of Varmdo in the scenic Swedish archipelago just 20 kilometers from the center of Stockholm. Gustavsberg produces distinctive top-quality china and stoneware, with traditional and modern patterns, as well as fabulous one-of-a-kind porcelain objets d'art, designed and handmade by the company's fine ceramists.
April 16, 1989
Sergei Makarov scored the go-ahead goal and the heavily favored Soviet Union defeated the United States, 4-2, in the first round of the World Hockey Championships at Stockholm. The young United States team, manned by National Hockey League and college players, neutralized the feared Soviet attack for almost 2 1/2 periods until the speedy Makarov cut in from the right flank and beat University of Minnesota goalie Robb Stauber to break a 2-2 tie. Defending world champion Sweden beat Group A newcomer Poland, 5-1, and Czechoslovakia and West Germany tied, 3-3, in other games at Stockholm's new Globe Arena.