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May 9th, 1984...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)"
by Phil Collins

In the UK:
"The Reflex"
by Duran Duran
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Jesse Jackson

(TIME Cover: May the 7th, 1984)

 Famous people born on the 9th of May:

1147 - Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1199)
1439 - Pope Pius III (d. 1503)
1837 - Adam Opel, German engineer and industrialist (b. 1895)
1892 - Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Empress of Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
1893 - William Moulton Marston, American psychologist, writer (co-creator, Wonder Woman)
1949 - Billy Joel, American musician
1962 - David Gahan, English singer (Depeche Mode)
1968 - Marie-José Perec, French athlete

 The Nobel Peace Prize 1984

Desmond Mpilo Tutu

South Africa
Bishop of Johannesburg; former Secretary General, South African Council of Churches (S.A.C.C.)

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1984 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1984

directed by Milos Forman
with F. Murray Abraham (Antonio Salieri) and Tom Hulce (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Designed in 1984

The Ekstrem
by Terje Ekström

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Pretenders, The / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 420, April 26, 1984



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