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August 21st, 1982...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Eye of the Tiger"
by Survivor

In the UK:
"Come On Eileen"
by Dexy's Midnight Runners
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Destroying Beirut

(TIME Cover: August the 16th, 1982)

 Famous people born on the 21st of August:

1165 - King Philip II of France (d. 1223)
1535 - Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1619)
1643 - King Afonso VI of Portugal (d. 1683)
1765 - William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1837)
1789 - Augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician (d. 1857)
1930 - Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (d. 2002)
1952 - Joe Strummer, British musician and singer (The Clash) (d. 2002)
1952 - Glenn Hughes, British bassist and vocalist (Finders Keepers/Trapeze/Deep Purple)
1963 - King Mohammed VI of Morocco
1971 - Liam Howlett, British musician (The Prodigy)

 The Nobel Prize in Literature 1982

Gabriel García Márquez

for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent's life and conflicts


Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1982 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1982

directed by Richard Attenborough
with Ben Kingsley (Mahatma Gandhi)

Designed in 1982

The Chairs, model no. 810A
by Richard Meier

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

ET / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 374, July 22, 1982



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