Sunday 21 June 1981
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Brandon Flowers and David Bortolussi.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Medley by Stars On 45.
In UK Being With You by Smokey Robinson was in the top 5 hits.
Dragonslayer, directed by Matthew Robbins, 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 Bellamy.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaga or Strange Odyssey.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 21 June 1981 ?
- Brandon Flowers: American singer and keyboardist (The Killers).
- David Bortolussi: French-born Italian rugby player.
- Yann Danis: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Simon Delestre: French horse rider.
- Garrett Jones: American baseball player.
- Brad Walker: American pole vaulter
- Gunnar Ek: Composer, dies on 81st birthday.
- 81st US Golf Open: David Graham shoots 273 at Merion Golf Club - Ardmore, Pennsylvania
- Don Fagan and Walter Becker quit Steely Dan
- Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf
- Riots at Casablanca, kills 66-200
- Socialists / communists win French parliamentary election
- 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for US$24,000.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Stars On 45 - Medley
- Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
- Taste Of Honey, A - Sukiyaki
- Ray Parker Jr. - A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)
- George Harrison - All Those Years Ago
- Smokey Robinson - Being With You
- Air Supply - The One That You Love
- Neil Diamond - America
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - You Make My Dreams
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
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