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July 13th, 1984...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"When Doves Cry"
by Prince

In the UK:
"Two Tribes"
by Frankie Goes To Hollywood
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Shamir and Peres

(TIME Cover: July the 9th, 1984)

 Famous people born on the 13th of July:

1590 - Pope Clement X (d. 1676)
1608 - Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1657)
1808 - Patrice MacMahon, duc de Magenta, President of France (d. 1893)
1927 - Simone Veil, French politician
1934 - Aleksei Yeliseyev, cosmonaut
1940 - Patrick Stewart, English actor (Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek)
1942 - Harrison Ford, American actor
1950 - George 'Pinky' Nelson, American astronaut

 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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