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August 5th, 1981...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Jessie's Girl"
by Rick Springfield

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

TIME Magazine: Prince Charles and Princess Diana

(TIME Cover: August the 3rd, 1981)

 Famous people born on the 5th of August:

1850 - Guy de Maupassant, French author (d. 1893)
1862 - Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man (d. 1890)
1906 - John Huston, American director (d. 1987)
1930 - Neil Armstrong, astronaut
1939 - Princess Irene of the Netherlands
1972 - Christian Olde Wolbers, Belgian bassist (Fear Factory)

 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

Tom Petty / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 348, July 23, 1981



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