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January 26th, 1978...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Baby Come Back"
by Player

In the UK:
"Mull Of Kintyre/Girls' School"
by Wings
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Senator Robert Byrd

(TIME Cover: January the 23rd, 1978)

 Famous people born on the 26th of January:

1497 - Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)
1714 - Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (d. 1785)
1857 - the 12th Dalai Lama (d. 1875)
1908 - Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist (d. 1997)
1918 - Nicolae Ceaucescu, Romanian dictator (d. 1989)
1925 - Paul Newman, American actor
1928 - Roger Vadim, French film director and actor (d. 2000)
1955 - Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-born musicia

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1978

Peter D. Mitchell

for his contribution to the understanding of biological energy transfer through the formulation of the chemiosmotic theory

United Kingdom
Glynn Research Laboratories - Bodmin, United Kingdom

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1978 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1978

The Deer Hunter
directed by Michael Cimino
with Robert De Niro (Michael), Christopher Walken (Nick) and Meryl Streep (Linda)

Designed in 1978

The Tea service
by Peter Shire

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Tenth Anniversary / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 254, December 15, 1977



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