Thursday 21 May 1981
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Beth Botsford and Max Mutzke.
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 Donkey.bas or Madness and the Minotaur.
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Which were the important events of 21 May 1981 ?
- Saint Constantine the Great
- Saints Constantine and Helena
- Saint Mireille
- Saint Charles-EugFne de Mazenod
- Dia de la Afrocolombianidad marks the abolition of slavery in Colombia.
- Navy Day (Dfa de las Glorias Navales) in Chile.
- Saint Goderik
- Beth Botsford: 100m / 200m backstroke (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Max Mutzke: German singer and drummer.
- Josh Hamilton: American baseball player.
- Craig Anderson: American ice hockey player.
- Edson Buddle: American soccer player.
- Maximilian Mutzke: German singer and drummer
- Anna Rogowska: Polish pole vaulter
- Kaori Shimizu: Japanese voice actress and singer
- Francois Mitterrand becomes President of France
- Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat the Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 1
- Kim Seelbrede of Ohio is crowned 30th Miss USA.
- Irish Republican hunger strikers Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O'Hara die on hunger strike in Maze prison.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
- Smokey Robinson - Being With You
- Grover Washington Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
- Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning
- Stars On 45 - Medley
- REO Speedwagon - Take It On The Run
- Gino Vannelli - Living Inside Myself
- Taste Of Honey, A - Sukiyaki
- Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands
- John Lennon - Watching The Wheels
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