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February 14th, 1980...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Rock with You"
by Michael Jackson

In the UK:
"The Special AKA Live! (EP)"
by The Specials
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Olympic Skaters

(TIME Cover: February the 11th, 1980)

 Famous people born on the 14th of February:

1483 - Zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah, Moghul emperor of India (d. 1530)
1869 - Charles Wilson, Scottish physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1959)
1943 - Maceo Parker, American musician (P-Funk)
1944 - Alan Parker, British film director and writer
1946 - Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)

 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

Who Concert Tragedy, The / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 309, January 24, 1980



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