Monday 9 February 1981
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Celebration by Kool & The Gang.
In UK Shaddup You Face by Joe Dolce Music Theatre was in the top 5 hits.
The Dark Road, directed by F.W. Murnau, 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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- Saint Apollonia, patron saint of dentists and dental technicians
- Saint Ansbert of Rouen
- Saint Maroon's Day - Lebanon
- Tom Hiddleston: Movie Actor.
- James Sullivan: Drummer.
- John Walker Lindh: American Taliban fighter.
- Joël Camathias: Swiss race car driver.
- Rina Chinen: Japanese entertainer singer model and actress.
- The Rev: American singer-songwriter and drummer (Avenged Sevenfold Pinkly Smooth and Suburban Legends) (d. 2009)
- Daisuke Sekimoto: Japanese wrestler
- John Lindh: American citizen who moved to Afghanistan to become a jihad warrior with the Taliban, using the various named of Suleyman al-Faris, Abdul Hamid and John Walker. He grew up in Marin County, CA. As a kid, he rejected Catholicism and discovered Islam on his computer. He identified with alternate cultures, anything but his own, even calling himself black for a while (via computer). At age 16 he read "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" and was drawn to the militant branch of Islam. He began to wear the
- Joel Camathias: Swiss racing driver
- Bruno Julliard: French political activist, who served from 2005 to 2007 as the chairman of the UNEF, the main student union in France. In 2011, Julliard came out publicly as gay.
- Bill Haley: American musician of Haley and the Comets rock group.
- Stardust fire: A fire at the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin, Ireland in the early hours kills 48 and injures 214.
- Australia withdraws recognition of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kool & The Gang - Celebration
- Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
- Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night
- Blondie - The Tide Is High
- Rod Stewart - Passion
- John Lennon - Woman
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You
- Delbert McClinton - Giving It Up For Your Love
- Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen
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