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July 11th, 1981...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Bette Davis Eyes"
by Kim Carnes

In the UK:
"Ghost Town"
by The Specials
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Cocaine

(TIME Cover: July the 6th, 1981)

 Famous people born on the 11th of July:

1274 - Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland (d. 1329)
1366 - Anne of Bohemia, queen of Richard II of England (d. 1394)
1628 - Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
1657 - King Frederick I of Prussia (d. 1713)
1767 - John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States (d. 1848)
1844 - King Peter I of Serbia (d. 1921)
1916 - Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)
1920 - Yul Brynner, Russian-born, American actor (d. 1985)
1934 - Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer
1957 - Peter Murphy, British musician (Bauhaus)
1959 - Suzanne Vega, 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

Margot Kidder / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 347, July 9, 1981



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