Wednesday 1 July 1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes.
In UK Being With You by Smokey Robinson was in the top 5 hits.
Dragonslayer, directed by Matthew Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Noble House by James Clavell was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 1 July 1981 ?
- Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
- 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
- In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
- Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
- Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
- Carlo Del Fava: South African-Italian rugby player.
- Tadhg Kennelly: Irish Australian rules footballer.
- Carlo del Fava: South African-born Italian rugby player.
- Amanda Diva: American actress and rapper.
- NEC soccer team forms in Nijmegen
- Prince Willem Alexander opens Willems Bridge in Rotterdam
- Radio Shack 3rd release of Model III TRSDOS 1.3
- Laurel Canyon California murders (four die, one wounded).
- The Wonderland Murders occurred in the early morning hours, allegedly masterminded by businessman and drug dealer Eddie Nash.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
- George Harrison - All Those Years Ago
- Air Supply - The One That You Love
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - You Make My Dreams
- Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira
- Stars On 45 - Medley
- Ray Parker Jr. - A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)
- Joey Scarbury - Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)
- Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need You
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