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October 31st, 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: Arming the World

(TIME Cover: October the 26th, 1981)

 Famous people born on the 31st of October:

1345 - King Fernando I of Portugal (d. 1383)
1391 - King Duarte of Portugal (d. 1438)
1424 - King Wladislaus III of Poland (d. 1444)
1632 - (baptism) Johannes Vermeer, Flemish painter (d. 1675)
1705 - Pope Clement XIV (d. 1774)
1860 - Juliette Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts (d. 1927)
1887 - Chiang Kai-shek, Nationalist Chinese leader, former Republic of China president (d. 1975)
1922 - King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia
1930 - Michael Collins, astronaut
1936 - Michael Landon, American actor (d. 1991)
1952 - Bernard Edwards, American bass player (CHIC) (d. 1996)
1961 - Larry Mullen, Irish drummer (U2)
1966 - Adam Horovitz, American singer (Beastie Boys)

 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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