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October 5th, 1980...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Another One Bites the Dust"
by Queen

In the UK:
"Don't Stand So Close To Me"
by The Police
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Bear Bryant

(TIME Cover: September the 29th, 1980)

 Famous people born on the 5th of October:

1713 - Denis Diderot, French philosopher and encylopedist (d. 1784)
1829 - Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States (d.1886)
1864 - Louis Lumière, French film pioneer (d. 1948)
1907 - Mrs. Miller, American singer (d. 1997)
1929 - Richard F. Gordon, Jr., American astronaut
1930 - Pavel Popovich, Soviet cosmonaut
1936 - Václav Havel, playwright and President of the Czech Republic
1942 - Richard Street, American r&b singer (The Temptations)
1951 - Bob Geldof, Irish singer & songwriter (The Boomtown Rats)

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1980

Paul Berg

for his fundamental studies of the biochemistry of nucleic acids, with particular regard to recombinant-DNA

Stanford University - Stanford, CA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1980 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1980

Ordinary People
directed by Robert Redford
with Judd Hirsch (Dr. Berger), Timothy Hutton (Conrad Jarrett) and Mary Tyler Moore (Beth Jarrett)

Designed in 1980

The Occasional table
by John Makepeace

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Billy Joel (illustration) / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 325, September 4, 1980



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