kakorama: a ride into the past


April 2nd, 1981...

Today is Thursday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

by Blondie

In the UK:
"This Ole House"
by Shakin' Stevens
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Japanese Industry

(TIME Cover: March the 30th, 1981)

 Famous people born on the 2nd of April:

1348 - Andronicus IV Palaeologus, Eastern Roman Emperor
1510 - Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (d. 1550)
1653 - Prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708)
1725 - Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer and writer (d. 1798)
1805 - Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (d. 1875)
1840 - Émile Zola, French novelist and critic (d. 1902)
1875 - Walter Chrysler, American automobile pioneer (d. 1940)
1891 - Max Ernst, German painter (d. 1976)
1928 - Serge Gainsbourg, French singer (d. 1991)
1939 - Marvin Gaye, American singer (d. 1984)
1961 - Keren Woodward, British singer (Bananarama)
1962 - Pierre Carles, French documentarist

 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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