Tuesday 25 August 1981
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rachel Bilson and Rik Waller.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Endless Love by Diana Ross.
In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits.
Gallipoli, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Cujo by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Now Get Out of That.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Sabotage or SwordThrust.
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Which were the important events of 25 August 1981 ?
- Roman festivals - Opiconsivia held in honor of Ops.
- RC Saints - Genesius of Arles, Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Joseph Calasanz
- Uruguay - National Day (independence from Brazil in 1825).
- Philippines - National Heroes' Day.
- Rachel Bilson: American actress.
- Rik Waller: English singer best known for being a finalist in the first series of the British ITV television series Pop Idol.
- Jan-Berrie Burger: Namibian cricketer.
- Jean-Julien Rojer: Curaçaoan-Dutch tennis player.
- Clare Oliver: Australian cancer activist (Born 1981).
- Camille Pin: French tennis player
- Jeff Schwartz sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09).
- Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Diana Ross - Endless Love
- Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
- Joey Scarbury - Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)
- Stevie Nicks - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
- Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
- Ronnie Milsap - (There's) No Gettin' Over Me
- Foreigner - Urgent
- Commodores - Lady (You Bring Me Up)
- Journey - Who's Crying Now
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