Sunday 16 August 1981
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Taylor Rain and Roque Santa Cruz.
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 Pulsar or Warp & Warp.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 August 1981 ?
- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- Taylor Rain: American pornographic actress.
- Roque Santa Cruz: Paraguayan footballer.
- Denis Gremelmayr: German male tennis player.
- Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
- Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 100m butterfly (57.93)
- Highest score in World Cup soccer match (New Zealand-13, Fiji-0).
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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