kakorama: a ride into the past


November 20th, 1977...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"You Light Up My Life"
by Debby Boone

In the UK:
"Name Of The Game"
by Abba
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: High Schools

(TIME Cover: November the 14th, 1977)

 Famous people born on the 20th of November:

270 - Maximinus, Roman Emperor (d. 313)
1750 - Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler (d. 1799)
1761 - Pope Pius VIII (d. 1830)
1851 - Queen Margherita of Italy (d. 1926)
1889 - Edwin Hubble, American astronomer (d. 1953)
1912 - Otto von Habsburg, Austrian royal
1948 - Barbara Hendricks, American-born singer
1956 - Bo Derek, American actress
1965 - Mike D, American musician (Beastie Boys)

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1977

Ilya Prigogine

for his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics, particularly the theory of dissipative structures

Université Libre de Bruxelles - Brussels, Belgium; University of Texas - Austin, TX, US

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1977 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1977

Annie Hall
directed by Woody Allen
with Woody Allen (Alvy Singer) and Diane Keaton (Annie Hall)

Designed in 1977

The Valigia table lamp
by Ettore Sottsass, Jr.

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Pete Townshend / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 252, November 17, 1977



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