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August 20th, 1981...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Endless Love"
by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

In the UK:
"Green Door"
by Shakin' Stevens
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Ice Cream

(TIME Cover: August the 10th, 1981)

 Famous people born on the 20th of August:

1601 - Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (d. 1665)
1625 - Thomas Corneille, French dramatist (d. 1709)
1833 - Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (d. 1901)
1901 - Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1910 - Eero Saarinen, Finnish architect (d. 1961)
1944 - Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (d. 1991)
1948 - Robert Plant, English singer (Led Zeppelin)

 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

Bill Murray / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 350, August 20, 1981



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