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February 9th, 1981...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Kool & The Gang

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

TIME Magazine: Brooke Shields

(TIME Cover: February the 9th, 1981)

 Famous people born on the 9th of February:

1404 - Constantine XI, last Byzantine Emperor (d. 1453)
1533 - Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai (d. 1611)
1773 - William Henry Harrison, President of the United States (d. 1841)
1830 - Abd-ul-Aziz, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1876)
1910 - Jacques Monod, French biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
1945 - Mia Farrow, American actress
1963 - Brian Greene, American physicist

 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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