kakorama: a ride into the past


September 10th, 1981...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Endless Love"
by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

In the UK:
"Tainted Love"
by Soft Cell
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Meryl Streep

(TIME Cover: September the 7th, 1981)

 Famous people born on the 10th of September:

1169 - Alexius II Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1183)
1487 - Pope Julius III (d. 1555)
1638 - Maria Theresa of Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France (d. 1683)
1659 - Henry Purcell, English composer (d. 1695)
1898 - Waldo Semon, American inventor (d. 1999)
1914 - Robert Wise, American film director (d. 2005)
1922 - Yma Súmac, Peruvian singer
1933 - Yevgeny Khrunov, cosmonaut (d. 2000)
1938 - Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer
1941 - Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese inventor and video game designer (d. 1997)
1950 - Joe Perry, American musician (Aerosmith)
1958 - Siobhan Fahey, Irish singer (Bananarama and Shakespear's Sister)

 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

Bill Murray / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 350, August 20, 1981



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