Friday 3 July 1981
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rosie Rivera and Safaree Samuels.
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.
The Fox and the Hound, directed by Ted Berman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Noble House by James Clavell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Bellamy.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaga or Route-16.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 3 July 1981 ?
- National holiday in Belarus
- Feast day of Saint Thomas
- Start of the Dog Days
- Rosie Rivera: Reality Star.
- Safaree Samuels: Music Producer.
- Aoi Tada: Japanese singer-songwriter and actress.
- Justin Torkildsen: American actor.
- Ross Martin: Grodek, Poland -- Actor (Mr Lucky, Wild Wild West).
- 88th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova (62 62)
- New York City transit fare rises from 60 cents to 75 cents, new brass Y-cut-out token
- First mention in the New York Times of a disease that would later be called AIDS
- The Toxteth riots in Liverpool, UK start after a mob saves a youth from being arrested. Shortly afterward, the Chapeltown riots in Leeds start after increased racial tension.
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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