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April 5th, 1982...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"I Love Rock 'N Roll"
by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

In the UK:
"Seven Tears"
by The Goombay Dance Band
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Giorgio Armarni

(TIME Cover: April the 5th, 1982)

 Famous people born on the 5th of April:

1288 - Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336)
1479 - Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru (d. 1574)
1732 - Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French artist (d. 1806)
1908 - Bette Davis, American actress (d. 1989)
1908 - Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor (d. 1989)
1916 - Gregory Peck, American actor (d. 2003)
1937 - Colin Powell, U.S. Secretary of State
1942 - Peter Greenaway, Welsh film director
1950 - Agnetha Fältskog, Swedish singer (ABBA)

 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

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



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