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April 23rd, 1979...

Today is Monday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Knock on Wood"
by Amii Stewart

In the UK:
"Bright Eyes"
by Art Garfunkel
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Homosexuality

(TIME Cover: April the 23rd, 1979)

 Famous people born on the 23rd of April:

1185 - King Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1223)
1564 - William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright [uncertain] (d. 1616)
1676 - King Frederick I of Sweden (d. 1751)
1791 - James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States (d. 1868)
1858 - Max Planck, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
1928 - Shirley Temple, American actress
1936 - Roy Orbison, American singer and musician (d. 1988)
1954 - Michael Moore, American filmmaker
1960 - Steve Clark, English guitarist (Def Leppard) (d. 1991)

 The Nobel Peace Prize 1979

Mother Teresa

Leader of Missionaries of Charity, Calcutta

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1979 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1979

Kramer vs. Kramer
directed by Robert Benton
with Dustin Hoffman (Ted Kramer), Justin Henry (Billy Kramer) and Meryl Streep (Joanna Kramer)

Designed in 1979

The Armchair, Model No. PK15
by Poul Kjærholm

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Village People, The / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 289, April 19, 1979



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