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August 7th, 1980...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Olivia Newton-John

In the UK:
"Use It Up And Wear It Out"
by Odyssey
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Billy Carter

(TIME Cover: August the 4th, 1980)

 Famous people born on the 7th of August:

317 - Constantius II, Roman emperor (d. 361)
1860 - Alan Leo, British astrologer (d. 1917)
1876 - Mata Hari, Dutch spy (d. 1917)
1949 - Walid Jumblatt, Leader of the Lebanese Druze
1958 - Bruce Dickinson, English singer (Iron Maiden)
1960 - David Duchovny, American actor

 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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