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July 20th, 1981...

Today is Monday !

 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 20th of July:

1304 - Francesco Petrarch, Italian poet (d. 1374)
1822 - Gregor Mendel, father of modern genetics (d. 1884)
1890 - King George II of Greece (d. 1947)
1925 - Jacques Delors, French President of the European Commission
1938 - Natalie Wood, American actress (d. 1981)
1947 - Carlos Santana, Mexican guitarist
1956 - Paul Cook, English musician (The Sex Pistols)
1973 - Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway

 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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