kakorama: a ride into the past


May 31st, 1980...

Today is Saturday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Lipps Inc

In the UK:
"Theme From MASH (Suicide Is Painless)"
by Mash
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Picasso Show, The

(TIME Cover: May the 26th, 1980)

 Famous people born on the 31st of May:

1048 - Omar Khayyám, Persian philosopher (d. 1131)
1469 - King Manuel I of Portugal (d. 1521)
1557 - Feodor I, Tsar of Russia (d. 1598)
1640 - Michal Wisniowiecki, King of Poland (d. 1673)
1857 - Pope Pius XI (d. 1939)
1923 - Prince Rainier III of Monaco (d. 2005)
1930 - Clint Eastwood, American actor
1945 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German film director (d. 1982)
1948 - John Bonham, British musician (Led Zeppelin) (d. 1980)
1964 - Darryl McDaniels, American musician (Run-D.M.C.)
1965 - Brooke Shields, American model
1967 - Sandrine Bonnaire, French actress

 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

Who Concert Tragedy, The / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 309, January 24, 1980



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