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February 24th, 1978...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Stayin' Alive"
by Bee Gees

In the UK:
"Take A Chance On Me"
by Abba
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Computer Society, The

(TIME Cover: February the 20th, 1978)

 Famous people born on the 24th of February:

1103 - Emperor Toba of Japan (d. 1156)
1500 - Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1558)
1786 - Wilhelm Grimm, German philologist and folklorist (d. 1859)
1955 - Steve Jobs, American computer pioneer
1955 - Alain Prost, French race car driver
1958 - Plastic Bertrand, Belgian singer

 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

Rita Coolidge & Kris Kristofferson / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 259, February 23, 1978



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