PRINCESS DIANA DRESS SOLD AT TORONTO AUCTION
- A dress worn by Princess Diana when she danced with John Travolta brought in the top bid at a Toronto auction that featured some of the late princess' well-known designer gowns.
The midnight-blue silk velvet dress designed by Victor Edelstein sold for 800,000 Canadian dollars (£510,000). Diana wore the Edwardian-inspired gown with off-the-shoulder straps while taking a memorable spin on the dance floor with Travolta during a 1985 White House state dinner.
Prior to Thursday night's sale, auction house Waddington's had listed the estimated selling price of the dress between 800,000 Canadian dollars and 1 million Canadian dollars.
- 1932 Inauguration of the Stalin irrigation canal's first section in Yerevan.
- 1962 Death of Arshak Alpoyachyan (armenologist) in Cairo. He was born in 1879.
- 1964 Creation of the Committee for Cultural Relations with Armenians Abroad in Yerevan.