Tuesday 7 July 1981
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Tasha Cobbs.
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 Car Wars (TI 99/4A) or Video Hustler.
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Which were the important events of 7 July 1981 ?
- Russia and Ukraine - Ivan Kupala
- United Kingdom - July 7th Bombings remembrance day
- Bhutan - Guru Rinpoche
- Roman Empire - Nonae Caprotinae festival in honor of Juno
- Tanzania - Saba Saba Day (or Peasants' Day, founding of the TANU party, 1954)
- Solomon Islands - Independence Day (1978)
- Spain - San Fermfn festival or running of the bulls, in Pamplona, Navarre.
- Worldwide - Bungie Day
- United States - Bonza bottler day
- Japan - Tanabata
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Indian cricketer.
- Tasha Cobbs: Gospel Singer.
- Mahendra Dhoni: Cricket Player.
- Synyster Gates: American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold).
- 1st solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, crosses English Channel
- Ben Plucknett of US throws discus 72.34m, but throw is disqualified.
- President Ronald Reagan nominates the first woman, Sandra Day O'Connor, to the Supreme Court of the United States.
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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
- Joey Scarbury - Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)
- Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need You
- Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
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