Friday 14 August 1981
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kofi Kingston and Ray Johnson.
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.
An American Werewolf in London, directed by John Landis, 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 Quest 1 or Mario.
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Which were the important events of 14 August 1981 ?
- Paraguay - Flag Day
- St. Maximilian Kolbe
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
- United States - National Code talkers Day
- Pakistan - Independence Day
- RC saints - Maximilian Kolbe (Polish Franciscan priest martyred by Nazis in 1941)
- Morocco - Allegiance of Oued Eddahab or Rfo de Oro
- United States - National Creamsicles Day
- Kofi Kingston: Ghanaian professional wrestler.
- Ray Johnson: YouTube Star.
- Earl Barron: American basketball player.
- Matthew Etherington: English footballer.
- Paul Gallen: Australian rugby player.
- Julius Jones: American football player
- Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career HR off New York Met Mike Scott
- George Foster hits his 8th home run into the red seats at Riverfront.
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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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