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February 19th, 1980...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Do That to Me One More Time"
by Captain & Tennille

In the UK:
"Coward Of The County"
by Kenny Rogers
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Operation Abscam

(TIME Cover: February the 18th, 1980)

 Famous people born on the 19th of February:

1473 - Nicolaus Copernicus, mathematician and astronomer (d. 1543)
1876 - Constantin Brancusi, Romanian sculptor (d. 1957)
1924 - Lee Marvin, American actor (d. 1987)
1957 - Falco, Austrian singer (d. 1998)
1962 - Hana Mandlikova, Czech tennis player
1963 - Seal, British singer

 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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