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December 30th, 1978...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Le Freak"

In the UK:
"Mary's Boy Child-Oh My Lord"
by Boney M
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Jonestown Deaths

(TIME Cover: December the 4th, 1978)

 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 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

Richard Dreyfuss (illustration) / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 281/282, December 28, 1978



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