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June 18th, 1982...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Ebony and Ivory"
by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

In the UK:
"Goody Two Shoes"
by Adam Ant
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Gerry Cooney, Sylvester Stallone

(TIME Cover: June the 14th, 1982)

 Famous people born on the 18th of June:

1517 - Emperor Ogimachi of Japan (d. 1593)
1757 - Ignaz Pleyel, Austrian composer and piano manufacturer (d. 1831)
1824 - Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1769)
1901 - Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaievna Romanova of Russia (d. 1918)
1918 - Ajahn Chah, Buddhist meditation master
1937 - John D. Rockefeller IV, U.S. Senator
1937 - Vitali Zholobov, cosmonaut
1942 - Paul McCartney, English singer and songwriter (The Beatles)
1952 - Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress
1961 - Alison Moyet, English pop singer

 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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