Monday 23 February 1981
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of February people in US were listening to I Love A Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt.
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.
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Which were the important events of 23 February 1981 ?
- Saint Milburga
- Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
- Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
- Blessed odilia of Mombeek
- Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
- Brunei - National Day.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (died 155)
- Saint Lazarus (d.867)
- Cédric Bellec: French criminal, sentenced at 10pm on 27 October 2003 to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 22 years, for having tortured then brutally murdered his foster parents, Aimée and Philippe Narré, on 14.
- Josh Gad: Stage Actor.
- Gareth Barry: English footballer.
- Seth Gold: Reality Star.
- Mai Nakahara: Japanese voice actress and singer.
- People Magazine features drug ordeal of Mackenzie and Papa John Phillips
- Spanish coup under Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina fails.
- In Spain, Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d'etat by capturing the Spanish Congress of Deputies.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night
- Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
- John Lennon - Woman
- Kool & The Gang - Celebration
- REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You
- Styx - The Best Of Times
- Blondie - The Tide Is High
- Delbert McClinton - Giving It Up For Your Love
- Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne
- ABBA - The Winner Takes It All
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