kakorama: a ride into the past


January 1st, 1978...

Today is Sunday !

 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 1st of January:

431 - Pope Alexander VI (d. 1503)
1638 - Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (d. 1685)
1863 - Pierre de Coubertin, French Olympic Games initiator(d. 1937)
1881 - Vajiravudh, King of Thailand (d. 1925)
1883 - Gabrielle Chanel, French Designer (d. 1971)
1919 - J. D. Salinger, American novelist
1945 - Jacky Ickx, Belgian race car driver
1972 - Lilian Thuram, French footballer

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1978

Peter D. Mitchell

for his contribution to the understanding of biological energy transfer through the formulation of the chemiosmotic theory

United Kingdom
Glynn Research Laboratories - Bodmin, United Kingdom

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1978 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1978

The Deer Hunter
directed by Michael Cimino
with Robert De Niro (Michael), Christopher Walken (Nick) and Meryl Streep (Linda)

Designed in 1978

The Tea service
by Peter Shire

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

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



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