Thursday 17 December 1981
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Emma Laaksonen and Jerry Hsu.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits.
Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Quest for the Rings or Stone Sling (Europe) Smithereens! (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 December 1981 ?
- Emma Laaksonen: Ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics - 1998).
- Jerry Hsu: American skateboarder and photographer.
- Rena Takeshita: Japanese model and actress.
- Tim Wiese: German footballer.
- Members of Red Brigades kidnap Brigadier General James L Dozier
- The Senegambia Confederation is founded.
- Brigadier General James L. Dozier is abducted by the Red Brigade in Verona, Italy.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Physical
- Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
- Commodores - Oh No
- Rod Stewart - Young Turks
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
- Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
- Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
- Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
- Stevie Nicks - Leather And Lace
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