kakorama: a ride into the past


April 12th, 1978...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Night Fever"
by Bee Gees

In the UK:
"Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs"
by Brian & Michael
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Lawyers

(TIME Cover: April the 10th, 1978)

 Famous people born on the 12th of April:

599 BC - Mahavira, founder of Jainism (d. 527 BC)
812 - Muhammad at-Taqi, Arabian Shia Imam (d. 835)
1577 - Christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648)
1869 - Henri Désiré Landru, French serial killer (d. 1922)
1940 - Herbie Hancock, American pianist and composer
1948 - Joschka Fischer, Foreign Minister of Germany
1978 - Guy Berryman, British musician (Coldplay)

 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

Donna Summer / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 261, March 23, 1978



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