Friday 15 May 1981
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips and Zara Phillips.
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.
Outland, directed by Peter Hyams, 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 Robby Roto or Fantasy.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 15 May 1981 ?
- Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
- Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
- Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
- International day of climate changes.
- International conscientious objectors' day.
- Buddha's Birthday in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea (2005).
- United States - Peace Officers Memorial Day.
- International day of families.
- Teacher's Day in Mexico (Dfa del Maestro) and South Korea (??? ?).
- Saint Dymphna
- Saint Achillius
- Saint Gerebern
- Saint Isidore the Labourer
- Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
- Saint Reticius
- Saint Denise
- Slovenia - Day of Slovenian armed forces.
- Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips: daughter of Princess Anne-10th in succession to British throne.
- Zara Phillips: British royal family, the daughter of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Patrice Evra: Soccer Player.
- Jamie Sigler: TV Actress.
- Justin Morneau: Canadian baseball player.
- Jamie-Lynn Sigler: American actress and singer
- George Harrison releases All Those Years Ago in the UK
- Len Barker of Cleveland pitches perfect game vs. Toronto
- SCTV Network 90, sequel to Second City Television debut on NBC
- Donna Payant is murdered by serial killer Lemuel Smith - the first time a female prison officer has been killed on-duty in the United States.
- Soyuz 40 carries two cosmonauts (one Rumanian) to Salyut 6.
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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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