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April 20th, 1980...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Call Me"
by Blondie

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

TIME Magazine: Palestinians, The

(TIME Cover: April the 14th, 1980)

 Famous people born on the 20th of April:

570 - Muhammad (possible date of birth), Prophet of Islam (d. 632)
1633 - Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654)
1808 - Emperor Napoleon III of France (d. 1873)
1908 - Lionel Hampton, American musician (d. 2002)
1923 - Tito Puente, American musician (d. 2000)
1949 - Jessica Lange, American actress

 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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