Wednesday 12 August 1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Steve Talley and Kofi Kingston.
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 Protector or Super Cobra.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 August 1981 ?
- Steve Talley: American actor.
- Kofi Kingston: American wrestler.
- Djibril Cissé: French football (soccer) player who plays as a striker for SC Bastia in Ligue 1. He played for the France national team (2002–2011).
- Bruce Greene: YouTube Star.
- Tony Capaldi: Norwegian-Northern Irish footballer.
- Riin Tamm: Estonian geneticist and academic
- IBM introduces PC and PC-DOS version 1.0
- At the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, and in Boca Raton, Florida, IBM announces the IBM Personal Computer, model 5150. The PC features a 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 CPU, 16 kB RAM (expandable to 256 kB), 40 kB ROM, one 5.25-inch floppy drive (160 kB capacity), for US$1565. A fully loaded version with color graphics costs US$6000.
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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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