Sunday 24 May 1981
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Shelby Lyons in Oswego and Marketa Janska.
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.
The Haunting of Julia, directed by Richard Loncraine, 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 Vanguard or Video Life.
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Which were the important events of 24 May 1981 ?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- Shelby Lyons in Oswego: New York; pairs skater (and Wells-1995 Midwest champion).
- Marketa Janska: Czech model.
- Shelby Lyons: American figure skater, also, Pairs figure Skater, partner of Brian Wells.
- Andy Lee: Comedian.
- Sayaka Ando: Japanese model.
- Nic Hill: American director and producer
- Markéta Jánská: Czech-American model and actress
- Jerod Mixon: American actor
- Al Unser wins, loses, and wins a controversial Indy 500
- Kathy Hite wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.
- Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona, Spain.
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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