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April 9th, 1982...

Today is Friday !

 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 9th of April:

1821 - Charles Baudelaire, French poet (d. 1867)
1835 - King Léopold II of Belgium (d. 1909)
1908 - Victor Vasarely, Hungarian-born painter (d. 1997)
1932 - Cheeta, animal actor, the longest living known chimpanzee in history
1933 - Jean-Paul Belmondo, French actor
1979 - Albert Hammond, Jr., American guitarist in NYC-based band The Strokes

 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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