Saturday 8 August 1981
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Roger Federer and Meagan Good.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield.
In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits.
Heavy Metal, directed by Gerald Potterton, 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 The Troubles.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Asylum or Eastern Front (1941).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 August 1981 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Roger Federer: Swiss-born professional athlete, a tennis phenomenon who won five consecutive Wimbledon championships, 2003-2007 inclusive, before he was 26 years old.
- Meagan Good: American actress.
- Bradley McIntosh: British pop singer.
- Vanessa Amorosi: Australian singer and songwriter.
- Kaori Iida: Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume Tanpopo and Dream Morning Musume).
- Harel Skaat: Israeli singer-songwriter
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
- Diana Ross - Endless Love
- Joey Scarbury - Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)
- Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need You
- Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira
- Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
- The Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City
- Marty Balin - Hearts
- Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
- Air Supply - The One That You Love
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