kakorama: a ride into the past


March 18th, 1980...

Today is Tuesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
by Queen

In the UK:
"Together We Are Beautiful"
by Fern Kinney
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: U.S. Diplomacy

(TIME Cover: March the 17th, 1980)

 Famous people born on the 18th of March:

1496 - Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England and queen consort of Louis XII of France (d. 1533)
1842 - Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898)
1858 - Rudolf Diesel, German inventor (d. 1913)
1910 - Chiang Ching-kuo, President of the Republic of China (d. 1988)
1928 - Julia Mullock, Princess of Korea
1936 - Frederik Willem de Klerk, President of South Africa, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1959 - Luc Besson, French producer, writer, and director
1959 - Irene Cara, American actress and 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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