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August 3rd, 1972...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Alone Again (Naturally)"
by Gilbert O' Sullivan

In the UK:
"Puppy Love"
by Donny Osmond
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer

(TIME Cover: July the 31st, 1972)

 Famous people born on the 3rd of August:

1770 - King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia (d. 1840)
1811 - Elisha Graves Otis, American inventor (d. 1861)
1872 - King Haakon VII of Norway (d. 1957)
1903 - Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian Politician (d. 2000)
1918 - Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (d. 1999)
1935 - Georgi Shonin, cosmonaut (d. 1997)
1946 - Jack Straw, British politician
1961 - Lee Rocker, American musician (Stray Cats)
1963 - James Hetfield, American musician (Metallica)

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1972

Christian B. Anfinsen

for his work on ribonuclease, especially concerning the connection between the amino acid sequence and the biologically active conformation

National Institutes of Health - Bethesda, MD, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1972 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1972

The Godfather
directed by Francis Ford Coppola
with Marlon Brando (Don Vito Corleone), James Caan (Sonny Corleone) and Al Pacino (Michael Corleone)

Designed in 1972

The Marylin Sofa
by Studio 65

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Paul Simon / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 113, July 20, 1972



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