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June 5th, 1980...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Lipps Inc

In the UK:
"Theme From MASH (Suicide Is Painless)"
by Mash
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Mount St. Helens

(TIME Cover: June the 2nd, 1980)

 Famous people born on the 5th of June:

1723 - Adam Smith, Scottish economist (d. 1790)
1878 - Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1923)
1883 - John Maynard Keynes, English economist (d. 1946)
1898 - Federico García Lorca, Spanish lyricist and dramatist (d. 1936)
1947 - Laurie Anderson, American performance artist
1954 - Nicko McBrain, English musician (Iron Maiden)
1962 - Princess Astrid of Belgium

 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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