Friday 17 April 1981
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Wayne Lydon and Jenny Meadows.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Kiss On My List by Daryl Hall & John Oates.
In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits.
Excalibur, directed by John Boorman, 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 Funny Man.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Asteroids Deluxe or Crazy Kong.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 April 1981 ?
- Pope Anicetus (died 166)
- Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
- Saint Landricus
- Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
- Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
- Wayne Lydon: American baseball player.
- Jenny Meadows: English runner.
- Hanna Pakarinen: Finnish singer-songwriter.
- Ryan Raburn: American baseball player.
- Myuran Sukumaran: English-Australian drug trafficker (d. 2015).
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Kiss On My List
- Blondie - Rapture
- Sheena Easton - Morning Train (Nine To Five)
- Grover Washington Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
- John Lennon - Woman
- Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning
- Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance
- Smokey Robinson - Being With You
- Styx - The Best Of Times
- The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me
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