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November 2nd, 1980...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Woman in Love"
by Barbra Streisand

In the UK:
"Woman In Love"
by Barbra Streisand
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Crisis in the Gulf

(TIME Cover: October the 27th, 1980)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of November:

1082 - Emperor Huizong of China (d. 1135)
1709 - Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (d. 1759)
1755 - Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (d. 1793)
1795 - James Knox Polk, 11th President of the United States (d. 1849)
1844 - Mehmed V, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1918)
1865 - Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States (d. 1923)
1877 - Aga Khan III, Shia Imam (d. 1957)
1906 - Luchino Visconti, Italian director (d. 1976)
1913 - Burt Lancaster, American actor (d. 1994)
1920 - Ann Rutherford, American actress
1938 - Queen Sofia of Spain
1941 - Bruce Welch, English musician and songwriter (The Shadows)
1942 - Stefanie Powers, American actress
1966 - David Schwimmer, American actor

 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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