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April 13th, 1977...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Dancing Queen"

In the UK:
"Knowing Me Knowing You"
by Abba
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Air Safety

(TIME Cover: April the 11th, 1977)

 Famous people born on the 13th of April:

1519 - Catherine de Medici, wife of Henry II of France (d. 1589)
1584 - Albert VI of Bavaria (d. 1666)
1743 - Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States (New style date) (d. 1826)
1771 - Richard Trevithick, English engineer and inventor of the first working railway steam locomotive (d. 1833)
1866 - Butch Cassidy, American outlaw (d. 1908)
1901 - Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and semanticist (d. 1981)
1906 - Samuel Beckett, Irish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
1944 - Jack Casady, American musician (Jefferson Airplane)
1962 - Hillel Slovak, Israeli-born guitarist (Red Hot Chili Peppers) (d. 1988)

 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

Rod Stewart / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 230, January 13, 1977



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