Monday 10 August 1981
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Manila Luzon and Natsumi Abe.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross.
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 My First Alphabet or Pulsar.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 10 August 1981 ?
- Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
- Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
- Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
- St. Deusdedit
- Ancient Latvia - Labrenca Diena held
- St. Blaan
- Manila Luzon: Reality Star.
- Natsumi Abe: Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume Def.
- Guillaume Elmont: Dutch martial artist.
- Taufik Hidayat: Indonesian badminton player.
- Yaani King: American actress.
- Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business
- Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes
- The Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes.
- Murder of Adam Walsh: the head of John Walsh's son is found. This inspires the creation of the television series America's Most Wanted.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Diana Ross - Endless Love
- Joey Scarbury - Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)
- Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need You
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
- Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira
- Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
- The Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City
- Marty Balin - Hearts
- Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
- Ronnie Milsap - (There's) No Gettin' Over Me
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