Saturday 16 May 1981
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jessica Ponzo and Jim Sturgess.
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 Ghost Town or Jump Bug.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 May 1981 ?
- Saint HonorT of Amiens
- Saint Andrew Bobola
- Saint Ubaldus
- Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
- Saint Simon Stock
- Saint John Nepomuk or John Nepomucene (1330 - 1393)
- Saint Brendan the Navigator - also in the Irish Calendar.
- Teacher's Day in Malaysia.
- Jessica Ponzo: Miss New Jersey Teen USA (1996).
- Jim Sturgess: English actor.
- Taavi Rahn: Estonian footballer.
- Joseph Morgan: TV Actor.
- Ricardo Costa: Portuguese footballer.
- Taavi Rähn: Estonian footballer
- Ernie Freeman: American pianist and bandleader (d. 2001).
- Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes hits #1 for next 9 weeks
- Houston Astros' Craig Reynolds hits three triples beating Chicago Cubs 6-1.
- 107th Preakness: Jorge Velasquez aboard Pleasant Colony wins in 1:54.6.
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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