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April 13th, 1980...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)"
by Pink Floyd

In the UK:
"Working My Way Back To You"
by The Detroit Spinners
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: T.A. Wilson

(TIME Cover: April the 7th, 1980)

 Famous people born on the 13th of April:

1519 - Catherine de Medici, wife of Henry II of France (d. 1589)
1584 - Albert VI of Bavaria (d. 1666)
1743 - Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States (New style date) (d. 1826)
1771 - Richard Trevithick, English engineer and inventor of the first working railway steam locomotive (d. 1833)
1866 - Butch Cassidy, American outlaw (d. 1908)
1901 - Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and semanticist (d. 1981)
1906 - Samuel Beckett, Irish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
1944 - Jack Casady, American musician (Jefferson Airplane)
1962 - Hillel Slovak, Israeli-born guitarist (Red Hot Chili Peppers) (d. 1988)

 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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