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Swiss artist Hans Rudi Giger is probably most famous for designing the title character for the movie Alien.
|5 Feb 1940
||Hans Rudi Giger is born in Chur, Switzerland.
|30 Nov 1985
||Frankenchrist released by the Dead Kennedys. More controversial than the album itself was the packaging: The Shriners filed suit regarding the cover (pictured were some of the ridiculous little cars they drive); and a poster of Giger's Landscape XX included in the album had singer Jello Biafra brought to court on obscenity charges.
|27 Aug 1987
||Jello Biafra's obscenity trial ends in Los Angeles, with the jury deadlocked 7-5 in favor of acquittal. Prosecutors had hoped to throw the Dead Kennedys singer in jail for including an H.R. Giger poster in the packaging of his band's latest album, Frankenchrist.