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May 1st, 1980...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Call Me"
by Blondie

In the UK:
"Call Me"
by Blondie
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Alliance, The

(TIME Cover: April the 28th, 1980)

 Famous people born on the 1st of May:

1218 - Rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291)
1804 - Aleksey Khomyakov, Russian poet (d. 1860)
1852 - Calamity Jane, American Wild West performer (d. 1903)
1917 - Danielle Darrieux, French singer and actress
1946 - Joanna Lumley, British actress
1946 - John Woo, Hong Kong director, producer, writer, and actor

 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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