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February 21st, 1981...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"9 to 5"
by Dolly Parton

In the UK:
"Shaddap You Face"
by Joe Dolce Music Theatre
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Brooke Shields

(TIME Cover: February the 9th, 1981)

 Famous people born on the 21st of February:

1688 - Queen Ulrike Eleonora of Sweden (d. 1741)
1728 - Tsar Peter III of Russia, husband of Catherine the Great (d. 1762)
1875 - Jeanne Calment, French supercentenarian (d. 1997
1885 - Sacha Guitry, Russian dramatist (d. 1957)
1927 - Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer
1933 - Nina Simone, American singer (d. 2003)
1937 - King Harald V of Norway
1949 - Jerry Harrison, American musician (Talking Heads)

 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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