Wednesday 13 May 1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Wang Yang and Jérémy Crocquevieille.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes.
In UK Stand And Deliver by Adam & The Ants was in the top 5 hits.
The Burning, directed by Tony Maylam, 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 Shillingbury Tales.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Avenger or Scramble.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 13 May 1981 ?
- Saint Maria Dominica Mazzarello (died 1881)
- Saint John the Silent
- Saint Gerald of Villamagna
- Saint Robert Bellarmine
- Saint Servatus
- Our Lady of Fatima
- Rotuma Day in Fiji.
- World Fair Trade Day (2006).
- Abbotsbury Garland Day, Dorset, England.
- Commemoration of Julian of Norwich (Anglican).
- Saint Rolanda
- Jimmy Wang Yang: American professional wrestler.
- Jérémy Crocquevieille: French horse racing jockey in steeplechase races.
- Florent Mothe: French singer, musician, and songwriter, appearing in several musicals such as "Mozart" (rock opera).
- Luciana Berger: English politician.
- Nicolas Jeanjean: French rugby player.
- Sunny Leone: Canadian-American model actress director and producer
- Rebecka Liljeberg: Swedish actress
- Shaun Phillips: American football player
- James Yun: American wrestler and actor
- Carl Weinrich: Composer, dies at 76.
- Dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st Europe Cup II.
- Pope John Paul II is shot and seriously wounded while passing through Saint Peter's Square in Rome, in an open car. Four shots are fired by Mehmet Ali Agca, two striking the Pope, the other two wounding American Ann Odre and Jamaican Rose Hill.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
- Grover Washington Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
- Smokey Robinson - Being With You
- Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning
- Sheena Easton - Morning Train (Nine To Five)
- REO Speedwagon - Take It On The Run
- Gino Vannelli - Living Inside Myself
- Taste Of Honey, A - Sukiyaki
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Kiss On My List
- Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands
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