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Awards and Honors

The American Institute of Architects presented its Gold Medal to Philip Johnson.

Dolly Parton was named the Country Music Association's 1978 Entertainer of the Year.

Pyotr Kapitsa
Robert W. Wilson and Arno A. Penzias
Nobel Prizes
Chemistry--Peter Mitchell
Economy--Herbert A. Simon
Literature--Isaac Bashevis Singer
Peace--Egyptian President Anwar as-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Physics--Pyotr Kapitsa (half), Armo A. Penzias and Robert W. Wilson (shared half)
Physiology or Medicine--Werner Arber, Daniel Nathans, and Hamilton O. Smith

left top: Pyotr Kapitsa
left bottom: Robert W. Wilson and Arno A. Penzias

right top: Herbert A. Simon
right center: Werner Arber
right bottom: Daniel Nathans and Hamilton O. Smith

Herbert A. Simon
Werner Arber
Daniel Nathans and Hamilton Smith
Elaine Barbour

Elaine Barbour, an elementary school teacher from Colorado, was named Teacher of the Year by Encyclopędia Britannica, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and the Ladies' Home Journal.

Elaine Barbour gets a congratulatory kiss from President Jimmy Carter in a White House Ceremony.

Nobel Prizes
Anwar as-Sadat
President Jimmy Carter

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