Saturday 12 December 1981
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Pedro Rios Maestre and Shane Costa.
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 Gobbler or Jungler.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 December 1981 ?
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
- Pedro Rios Maestre: Spanish footballer.
- Shane Costa: American baseball player.
- Muriel Sanchez: French rape and homicide victim on 10/19/1991, c. 4:00 PM, along with her friend Ingrid Porteale.
- Yuvraj Singh: Cricket Player.
- Ronnie Brown: American football player.
- Jeret Peterson: American skier (d. 2011)
- Pedro Ríos: Spanish footballer
- Stephen Warnock: English footballer
- 1st closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 37 performances
- Wayne Gretzky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39)
- Gambia and Senegal sign agreement to be known as Senegambia in February 1982.
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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