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February 1st, 1979...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Le Freak"

In the UK:
"Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick"
by Ian Dury & The Blockheads
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Drug Smuggling

(TIME Cover: January the 29th, 1979)

 Famous people born on the 1st of February:

1894 - John Ford, American director and producer (d. 1973)
1898 - Enzo Ferrari, Italian auto manufacturer (d. 1988)
1901 - Clark Gable, American actor (d. 1960)
1931 - Boris Yeltsin, 1st President of the Russian Federation
1965 - Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
1968 - Lisa Marie Presley, American singer and actress

 The Nobel Peace Prize 1979

Mother Teresa

Leader of Missionaries of Charity, Calcutta

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1979 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1979

Kramer vs. Kramer
directed by Robert Benton
with Dustin Hoffman (Ted Kramer), Justin Henry (Billy Kramer) and Meryl Streep (Joanna Kramer)

Designed in 1979

The Armchair, Model No. PK15
by Poul Kjærholm

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

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



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