kakorama: a ride into the past


August 24th, 1980...

Today is Sunday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Olivia Newton-John

In the UK:
"Ashes To Ashes"
by David Bowie
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Carter Presidency

(TIME Cover: August the 18th, 1980)

 Famous people born on the 24th of August:

1198 - King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)
1358 - King John I of Castile (d. 1390)
1772 - King William I of the Netherlands (d. 1840)
1787 - James Weddell, Antarctica explorer (d. 1834)
1865 - King Ferdinand I of Romania (d. 1927)
1899 - Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer (d. 1986)
1929 - Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader (d. 2004)
1947 - Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author
1948 - Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician
1951 - Oscar Hijuelos, Pulitzer Prize winning author

 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

Mick Jagger & Keith Richards (illustration) / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 324, August 21, 1980



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