Tuesday 24 February 1981
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Virginie Couturier and Patrick Hastings.
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.
On TV people were watching Fatty & George.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Omega Race or Solar Fox.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 February 1981 ?
- Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
- Flag Day in MTxico.
- St. Sergius
- Dragobete in Romania.
- St. Matthias
- St. Modest
- St. Edelbert
- Blessed Ameel of Ter Duinen
- Regifugium, in the Roman calendar.
- Virginie Couturier: French victim of rape and murder by Patrick Godefroy in 1986.
- Patrick Hastings: American shooting victim, shot by an assailant on 17 December 2010 in Glassboro, New Jersey, then left paralysed and eventually wheelchair bound.
- Lleyton Hewitt: Australian tennis player, a Wimbledon champion 2002.
- Felipe Baloy: Panamanian footballer.
- Mauro Rosales: Argentinian footballer.
- Mohammad Sami: Pakistani cricketer
- Boston Celtics begin 18 NBA game win streak
- An earthquake registering 6.7 on the Richter scale hits Athens, killing 16 people and destroying buildings in several towns west of the city.
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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