Datebook: August 23 - "Stockholm Syndrome" Becomes a Term 40 Years Ago

Aug 23, 2013

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Janne Olsson, on leave from prison, went to downtown Stockholm and held up a bank for six days. He and his partner Clark Olofsson took four hostages. The men were arrested and convicted, but the hostages became emotionally attached, rejected assistance from the government officials, and defended their captors.

It’s Friday, August 23

The Murray Tiger Band program hosts a pancake breakfast tomorrow morning from 7:30 to 10:30 at the middle school cafeteria. $5 tickets are available at the door, with proceeds helping fund the purchase and repair of instruments, transportation, music, and special instruction. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, and a drink.

Veterans and adults interested in earning college degrees at Murray State University are invited to a family-friendly informational session Monday night from 5 to 7:30 at the CFSB center. Food and child supervision are provided. More information about Murray State is available at

A special display of hand-carved figures by George Barrette Floyd is on display through September at the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County. The self-taught woodcarver’s work is influenced by his Native American heritage and the Trail of Tears. The museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 to 5 and Saturdays from 10 to 3.

See more community events at Thanks for listening.