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August 31st, 1977...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Best of My Love"
by The Emotions

In the UK:
"Float On"
by The Floaters
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Underclass, The

(TIME Cover: August the 29th, 1977)

 Famous people born on the 31st of August:

12 - Gaius Caligula, Roman Emperor (d. 41)
161 - Commodus, Roman Emperor (d. 192)
1569 - Jahangir, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1627)
1821 - Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician (d. 1894)
1880 - Wilhelmina I of the Netherlands (d. 1962)
1928 - James Coburn, American actor (d. 2002)
1945 - Van Morrison, Irish musician
1948 - Rudolf Schenker, German guitarist (Scorpions)
1957 - Gina Schock, American drummer (The Go-Go's)
1970 - Rania, Queen of Jordan; wife of Abdullah II

 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

Cast of Star Wars / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 246, August 25, 1977



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