Wednesday 8 April 1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates.
In UK Jealous Guy by Roxy Music was in the top 5 hits.
Excalibur, directed by John Boorman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 8 April 1981 ?
- Saint Constance
- Buddha's Birthday in Japan
- Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
- Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
- Taylor Kitsch: Movie Actor.
- Brian Burres: American baseball player.
- Lito Sheppard: American football cornerback.
- Fred Bousquet: French swimmer.
- Rebecca Wilson in Queensland: Australia; gymnast (Olympics-1996).
- Ofer Shechter: Israeli model actor and screenwriter
- Frédérick Bousquet: French swimming champion and a record holder for speed in the freestyle. On April 26, 2009 in the French championships, he set the record for the fastest swimmer in the 50-meter freestyle which he completed in just under 21 seconds. There was some discussion over the style of swimsuit he wore but officials confirmed his win in July 2009. Also to his credit is another record in which he completed the 50 feet freestyle in under 19 seconds. In August 2008 he swam the 4x100 relay in the Beijing Olym
- Islanders scored 9 goals against Toronto in playoffs
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Kiss On My List
- Blondie - Rapture
- Styx - The Best Of Times
- John Lennon - Woman
- Grover Washington Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
- Sheena Easton - Morning Train (Nine To Five)
- Don McLean - Crying
- Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance
- REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You
- The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me
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