Sunday 12 April 1981
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates.
In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits.
Excalibur, directed by John Boorman, 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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Which were the important events of 12 April 1981 ?
- Saint Julius I
- Saint Zeno of Verona
- Saint Erkembode
- Saint Damian
- Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia begins.
- Yuriy Borzakovskiy: Russian runner.
- Nicolás Burdisso: Argentinian footballer.
- Grant Holt: English footballer.
- Brian Vandborg: Danish cyclist.
- Nicolas Burdisso: Argentine footballer.
- Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA American Defender / WRAL Golf Classic
- Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
- Maiden voyage Space Transit System-space shuttle Columbia launched
- 45th Golf Masters Championship: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 280.
- Space Shuttle Columbia (John Young, Robert Crippen) launches on the maiden Space Transit System-1 mission.
- A Minor League Baseball game between the Rochester Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, becomes the longest professional baseball game in history: 8 hours and 25 minutes/33 innings (the 33rd inning is not played until June 23).
- The rock band ''Yes'' splits up (regrouping in 1983).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Kiss On My List
- Blondie - Rapture
- Styx - The Best Of Times
- John Lennon - Woman
- Grover Washington Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
- Sheena Easton - Morning Train (Nine To Five)
- Don McLean - Crying
- Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance
- REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You
- The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me
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