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December 30th, 1977...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"How Deep Is Your Love"
by Bee Gees

In the UK:
"Mull Of Kintyre/Girls' School"
by Wings
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Anwar Sadat

(TIME Cover: November the 28th, 1977)

 Famous people born on the 30th of December:

39 - Roman Emperor Titus (d. 81)
1204 - Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd Hakam al Qurashi, ruler of Minorca (d. 1282)
1673 - Ahmed III, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1736)
1865 - Rudyard Kipling, British writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)
1935 - Omar Bongo, President of Gabon
1942 - Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident
1946 - Patti Smith, American singer
1969 - Jay Kay, English musician and singer (Jamiroquai)

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1977

Ilya Prigogine

for his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics, particularly the theory of dissipative structures

Université Libre de Bruxelles - Brussels, Belgium; University of Texas - Austin, TX, US

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1977 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1977

Annie Hall
directed by Woody Allen
with Woody Allen (Alvy Singer) and Diane Keaton (Annie Hall)

Designed in 1977

The Valigia table lamp
by Ettore Sottsass, Jr.

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Tenth Anniversary / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 254, December 15, 1977



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