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October 24th, 1981...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"
by Christopher Cross

In the UK:
"It's My Party"
by Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Anwar Sadat

(TIME Cover: October the 19th, 1981)

 Famous people born on the 24th of October:

51 - Domitian, Roman Emperor (d. 96)
1503 - Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany, wife of Charles I of Spain
1901 - Gilda Gray, Polish-born American actress and dancer (d. 1959)
1915 - Bob Kane, American cartoonist (d. 1998)
1930 - Sultan Ahmad Shah, King of Malaysia
1932 - Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1936 - Bill Wyman, English musician (The Rolling Stones)
1940 - Martin Campbell, New Zealand film director
1980 - Monica, American singer

 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

Bill Murray / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 350, August 20, 1981



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