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October 3rd, 1980...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Upside Down"
by Diana Ross

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

TIME Magazine: Bear Bryant

(TIME Cover: September the 29th, 1980)

 Famous people born on the 3rd of October:

1790 - John Ross (Cherokee chief), Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (d. 1866)
1804 - Allan Kardec, French founder of Spiritism (d. 1869)
1889 - Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1938)
1898 - Leo McCarey, American film director (d. 1969)
1919 - James M. Buchanan, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
1938 - Eddie Cochran, American singer (d. 1960)
1969 - Gwen Stefani, American singer (No Doubt)

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1980

Paul Berg

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

Stanford University - Stanford, CA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1980 (USA)

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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