Saturday 14 February 1981, Valentine's Day
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Randy de Puniet and Randy De Puniet.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Celebration by Kool & The Gang.
In UK Shaddup You Face by Joe Dolce Music Theatre was in the top 5 hits.
The Dark Road, directed by F.W. Murnau, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Mystery!: Malice Aforethought.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Frogger or Oo-Topos.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 February 1981 ?
- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Randy de Puniet: French motorcycle racer.
- Randy De Puniet: French motorcycle road racer, who currently races in the Superbike World Championship for VOLTCOM Crescent Suzuki, aboard a GSX-R1000.
- Matteo Brighi: Italian footballer.
- Brad Halsey: American baseball player (d. 2014).
- Ayako Hamada: Mexican-Japanese wrestler.
- Erin Torpey: American actress and singer
- Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kool & The Gang - Celebration
- Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
- Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night
- Blondie - The Tide Is High
- Rod Stewart - Passion
- John Lennon - Woman
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You
- Delbert McClinton - Giving It Up For Your Love
- Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen
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