Tuesday 17 February 1981
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Joseph Gordon and Donielle Thompson in Wheatridge.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to 9 To 5 by Dolly Parton.
In UK Vienna by Ultravox was in the top 5 hits.
The Dark Road, directed by F.W. Murnau, 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 Mystery!: Malice Aforethought.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alpine Ski or Tennis.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 February 1981 ?
- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
- Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
- Saint Silvinus
- Roman Empire - Quirinalia in honor of Quirinus.
- Joseph Gordon: Levitt; American actor.
- Donielle Thompson in Wheatridge: Colorado; gymnast (World-bronze-1995, Olympics-1996).
- Paris Hilton American model: heiress, and socialite.
- Lisa Skinner in Queensland: Australia; gymnast (Olympics-1996).
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt: American actor, best-known for his role as information officer Tommy on the TV sitcom "3rd Rock From The Sun", and in the blockbuster Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises".
- Paris Hilton: American actress and socialite, child of noted hotel family, She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton hotels. Along with her sister Nicky, Paris grew up in the Waldorf-Astoria and other Hilton homes in Beverly Hills and the Hamptons,
- Pontus Segerström: Swedish footballer (d. 2014)
- Chrysler Corp reports largest corporate losses in US history
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
- Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night
- Kool & The Gang - Celebration
- John Lennon - Woman
- Blondie - The Tide Is High
- REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You
- Styx - The Best Of Times
- Delbert McClinton - Giving It Up For Your Love
- Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne
- Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen
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