Monday 25 May 1981
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Michalis Pelekanos .
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 Night Flight.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Make Trax or Sneakers.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Ancient Latvia - Urbanas Diena observed
- Saint Reinolf
- Saint Marie-Madeleine-Sofie Barat (died 1865)
- Virginia - Confederate Memorial Day (1868)
- Argentina - Day of May Revolution/National Day (1810)
- Towel Day, in memory of Douglas Adams, is observed in ?
- The Ascension, one of the great feasts in the Christian liturgical calendar
- Saint Bede the Venerable (died 735)
- Saint Frederic
- Saint Augustine of Canterbury
- Saint Bruno of Wnrzburg
- The former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Day of Youth
- Saint Hildebert
- Chad, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe - African Liberation Day
- Officially declared Carrie Underwood Day in Oklahoma for her winning American Idol
- Jordan - National Day/Arab Renaissance Day (1946)
- Africa Day commemorating the 1963 fouding of he AU's precursor, OAU
- United States - Memorial Day/Decoration Day, a legal holiday (1868)
- Lebanon, Liberation Day (1999)
- Saint Pope Gregory VII (died 1085)
- Michalis Pelekanos: Greek basketball player.
- Roy Brown: American television personality, puppeteer, clown and artist best known for playing "Cooky the Cook" (also Cooky the Clown) from 1968 to 1994 on Chicago's long running "Bozo's Circus" TV show.
- Rosa Ponselle: US singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies at age 84.
- Fredric Warburg: British publisher and author (Born 1898).
- Al Unser becomes 1st Indy 500 winner to be disqualified
- Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to get 3,000 hits (Cobb, Musial & Aaron)
- In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
- Daniel Goodwin scales outside of Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours.
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
- Stars On 45 - Medley
- Taste Of Honey, A - Sukiyaki
- REO Speedwagon - Take It On The Run
- Gino Vannelli - Living Inside Myself
- Grover Washington Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
- Ray Parker Jr. - A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)
- Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands
- John Lennon - Watching The Wheels
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