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April 7th, 1980...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

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

In the UK:
"Going Underground / Dreams Of Children"
by The Jam
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: T.A. Wilson

(TIME Cover: April the 7th, 1980)

 Famous people born on the 7th of April:

1652 - Pope Clement XII (d. 1740)
1860 - Will Keith Kellogg, American cereal manufacturer (d. 1951)
1893 - Allen Dulles, American Central Intelligence Agency director (d. 1969)
1915 - Billie Holiday, American singer (d. 1959)
1920 - Ravi Shankar, Indian sitar player
1939 - Francis Ford Coppola, American film director
1944 - Gerhard Schröder, Chancellor of Germany
1945 - Joël Robuchon, French chef

 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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