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December 25th, 1981...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Olivia Newton-John

In the UK:
"Don't You Want Me"
by The Human League
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Peace Demonstrators

(TIME Cover: November the 30th, 1981)

 Famous people born on the 25th of December:

1250 - John IV Lascaris, Eastern Roman Emperor (d. circa 1305)
1642 (O.S.) - Sir Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician (d. 1727)
1763 - Claude Chappe, French telecommunications pioneer (d. 1805)
1876 - Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan (d. 1948)
1878 - Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver (d. 1941)
1887 - Conrad Nicholson Hilton, American hotelier (d. 1979)
1899 - Humphrey Bogart, American actor (d. 1957)
1918 - Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, Nobel laureate (d. 1981)
1936 - Princess Alexandra of Kent
1954 - Annie Lennox, Scottish singer
1959 - Michael P. Anderson, astronaut (d. 2003)
1961 - Ingrid Betancourt, Colombian senator
1971 - Dido, English 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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