Friday 11 December 1981
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Nikki Benz and Hamish Blake.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie was in the top 5 hits.
Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Black Hole or Galactic Saga IV: Tawala's Last Redoubt.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 December 1981 ?
- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
- R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)
- Nikki Benz: Ukraine-born Canadian pornographic actress.
- Hamish Blake: Australian comedian.
- Zacky Vengeance: American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold).
- Jason Kennedy: American journalist.
- Jeff McComsey: American author and illustrator.
- Paul Medhurst: Australian rules footballer
- Kevin Phillips: American actor and producer
- Javier Saviola: Argentinian footballer
- Argentine President / General Roberto Viola flees
- Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center.
- UN Security Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Secretary General
- Washington Capitals' biggest margin of victory (9) beating Toronto Maple Leafs 11-2.
- El Mozote massacre: Armed forces in El Salvador kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Physical
- Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
- The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
- Commodores - Oh No
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
- Rod Stewart - Young Turks
- Air Supply - Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)
- Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
- Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
- Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
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