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July 15th, 1981...

Today is Wednesday !

 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: Vietnam Vets

(TIME Cover: July the 13th, 1981)

 Famous people born on the 15th of July:

1353 - Vladimir the Bold, Russian prince (d. 1410)
1471 - Eskender, Emperor of Ethiopia (d. 1494)
1606 - Rembrandt, Dutch artist (d. 1669)
1930 - Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (d. 2004)
1946 - Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei
1949 - Trevor Horn, British music producer, bassist and vocalist (Buggles, Art of Noise, Yes)
1956 - Ian Curtis, British musician, singer, and lyricist (Joy Division) (d. 1980)
1956 - Marky Ramone, American musician (The Ramones)
1956 - Joe Satriani, American guitarist
1959 - Vincent Lindon, French 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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