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May 22nd, 1981...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Bette Davis Eyes"
by Kim Carnes

In the UK:
"Stand & Deliver"
by Adam & The Ants
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Troubled Israel

(TIME Cover: May the 18th, 1981)

 Famous people born on the 22nd of May:

1813 - Richard Wagner, German composer (d. 1883)
1907 - Hergé, Belgian comic book creator (d. 1983)
1907 - Sir Laurence Olivier, English actor and director (d. 1989)
1924 - Charles Aznavour, French singer, actor, and composer
1925 - Jean Tinguely, Swiss artist (d. 1991)
1959 - Morrissey, English singer
1970 - Naomi Campbell, English model and actress

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1981

Roger W. Sperry

for his discoveries concerning the functional specialization of the cerebral hemispheres

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) - Pasadena, CA, USA

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1981 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1981

Chariots of Fire
directed by Hugh Hudson
with Ian Holm (Sam Mussabini)

Designed in 1981

The Armchair Marini
by Alain Domingo and François Scali

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Roman Polanski (illustration) / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 340, April 2, 1981



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