kakorama: a ride into the past


October 7th, 1978...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Kiss You All Over"
by Exile

In the UK:
"Summer Nights"
by John Travolta & Olivia Newton John
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Jimmy Carter

(TIME Cover: October the 2nd, 1978)

 Famous people born on the 7th of October:

1471 - King Frederick I of Denmark and Norway (d. 1533)
1748 - King Charles XIII of Sweden (d. 1818)
1841 - King Nicholas I of Montenegro (d. 1921)
1885 - Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d.1962)
1923 - Jean-Paul Riopelle, Québécois member of Les Automatistes (d. 2002)
1931 - Desmond Tutu, South African archbishop and Nobel Laureate
1939 - John Hopcroft, American computer scientist
1952 - Vladimir Putin, 2nd President of Russia
1968 - Thom Yorke, English singer (Radiohead)

 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

Who, The / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 275, October 5, 1978



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