Sunday 9 August 1981
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jarvis Hayes and Li Jiawei.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield.
In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens 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 Arena of Octos or Black Hole.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 August 1981 ?
- St. Nathy (or David)
- Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
- St. Fedlimid/Felimy
- St. Romanus Ostiarius
- St. Edith Stein
- Singapore: National Day
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Jean Vianney
Famous Birthdays:09 August
- 52nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
- 6 English lifeguards set relay swim record English Channel (7:17)
- 63rd PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots a 273 at Atlanta, Georgia
- All star MVP: Gary Carter (Montreal Expos)
- Hollis Stacy wins LPGA West Virginia Bank Golf Classic
- NL beats AL 5-4 in 52nd All Star Game (Cleveland Stadium)
- The original Model 5150 IBM PC (with a 4.77nbspMHz Intel 8088 processor) is released in the United States at a base price of $1,565.
- Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Salomon Islands and Tuvalu recognize the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
- Gulf of Sidra incident (1981): Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi sends two Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets to intercept two U.S. fighters over the Gulf of Sidra. The American jets destroy the Libyan fighters.
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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