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December 20th, 1980...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Kenny Rogers

In the UK:
"(Just Like) Starting Over"
by John Lennon
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Morning TV

(TIME Cover: December the 1st, 1980)

 Famous people born on the 20th of December:

1537 - King John III of Sweden (d. 1592)
1786 - Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (d. 1853)
1868 - Harvey Firestone, American automobile pioneer (d. 1938)
1945 - Peter George Criscoula, American drummer and singer (KISS)
1946 - Uri Geller, Israeli psychic
1966 - Chris Robinson, American singer (Black Crowes)

 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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