Sunday 13 December 1981
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Chelsea Hertford and Amy Lee.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League 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 Astro Fantasia or Gobbler.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
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- Polish government declares martial law, arrests Solidarity activists
- 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1).
- General Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland to prevent dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.
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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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