kakorama: a ride into the past


July 12th, 1981...

Today is Sunday !

 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 12th of July:

100 BC - Julius Caesar, Roman military and political leader (d. 44 BC)
1394 - Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (d. 1441)
1596 - Tsar Michael I of Russia (d. 1645)
1824 - Eugène Boudin, French painter (d. 1898)
1870 - Louis II of Monaco (d. 1949)
1884 - Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1920)
1904 - Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
1937 - Bill Cosby, American comedian and actor

 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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