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October 10th, 1980...

Today is Friday !

 
 
 Number-one song in the charts today


In the USA:

"Another One Bites the Dust"
by Queen

In the UK:
"Don't Stand So Close To Me"
by The Police
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Iran-Iraq War

(TIME Cover: October the 6th, 1980)

 Famous people born on the 10th of October:

1684 - Antoine Watteau, French painter (d. 1721)
1813 - Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (d. 1901)
1830 - Queen Isabella II of Spain (d. 1904)
1901 - Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor (d. 1966)
1903 - Prince Charles of Belgium, Prince Regent of Belgium (d. 1983)
1953 - David Lee Roth, American singer

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1980


Paul Berg
1926-

for his fundamental studies of the biochemistry of nucleic acids, with particular regard to recombinant-DNA

USA
Stanford University - Stanford, CA, USA



Photo: nobelprize.org


 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1980 (USA)



$0.91
     
Oscar of the best picture in 1980

Ordinary People
directed by Robert Redford
with Judd Hirsch (Dr. Berger), Timothy Hutton (Conrad Jarrett) and Mary Tyler Moore (Beth Jarrett)

Designed in 1980

The Occasional table
by John Makepeace

Rolling Stone Magazine cover



Billy Joel (illustration) / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 325, September 4, 1980

 

 
 
 
     

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