kakorama: a ride into the past


November 20th, 1980...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Kenny Rogers

In the UK:
"The Tide Is High"
by Blondie
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: President-Elect Ronald Reagan

(TIME Cover: November the 17th, 1980)

 Famous people born on the 20th of November:

270 - Maximinus, Roman Emperor (d. 313)
1750 - Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler (d. 1799)
1761 - Pope Pius VIII (d. 1830)
1851 - Queen Margherita of Italy (d. 1926)
1889 - Edwin Hubble, American astronomer (d. 1953)
1912 - Otto von Habsburg, Austrian royal
1948 - Barbara Hendricks, American-born singer
1956 - Bo Derek, American actress
1965 - Mike D, American musician (Beastie Boys)

 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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