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January 29th, 1981...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"(Just Like) Starting Over"
by John Lennon

In the UK:
by John Lennon
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Hostage Breakthrough

(TIME Cover: January the 26th, 1981)

 Famous people born on the 29th of January:

1584 - Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (d. 1647)
1749 - King Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
1843 - William McKinley, 25th President of the United States (d. 1901)
1860 - Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (d. 1904)
1874 - John D. Rockefeller Jr., American entrepreneur (d. 1960)
1952 - Tommy Ramone, Hungarian-born musician and record producer (The Ramones)

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1981

Roger W. Sperry

for his discoveries concerning the functional specialization of the cerebral hemispheres

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) - Pasadena, CA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1981 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1981

Chariots of Fire
directed by Hugh Hudson
with Ian Holm (Sam Mussabini)

Designed in 1981

The Armchair Marini
by Alain Domingo and François Scali

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Billy Joel (illustration) / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 325, September 4, 1980



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