Saturday 5 December 1981
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Leila Tong .
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie was in the top 5 hits.
Taps, directed by Harold Becker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Frogger or Tennis.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 December 1981 ?
- Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
- Day of the Ninja
- Austria - Krampus
- Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
- Roman festivals - Faunalia celebrated in honor of Faunus (according to Horace, Odes 3.18)
- Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK - Saint Nicholas Eve (whom Dutch speakers call Sinterklaas, which became in other languages Santa Claus)
- Leila Tong: Hong Kong actress and singer.
- 47th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Allen, Southern California (RB).
- 56th Australian Women Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-7, 6-4, 7-5).
- American general James Lee Dozier is kidnapped in Verona by Italian Red Brigades.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Physical
- Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
- The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
- Commodores - Oh No
- Air Supply - Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Private Eyes
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
- Rod Stewart - Young Turks
- Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
- The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
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