Wednesday 26 August 1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). 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.
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- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Barbara Thomas: American noted family and first born of triplets born to actor Richard Thomas and his wife Alma.
- Coleen Clancy: American teenager killed in a car accident 9/22/1998, 7:03 AM, Pembroke, MA.
- Tino Best: Barbadian West Indies cricketer.
- Sebastian Bönig: German footballer.
- Andreas Glyniadakis: Greek basketball player.
- Jesse Martin: German-Australian sailor
- Vangelis Moras: Greek footballer
- Petey Williams: Canadian professional wrestler
- Vintage Beef: YouTube Star
- Pilar Thomas: American triplet and third born daughter of actor Richard Thomas and his wife Alma. She was preceded by sister Barbara and sister Gwyneth. Pilar's parents separated in May 1992 after 17 years of marriage, and divorced on 22 June 1993.
- Gwyneth Thomas: American triplet and noted family, second daughter of actor Richard Thomas and his wife Alma. She was preceded by one minute by her sister, Barbara and followed by sister Pilar. Gwyneth's parents separated in May 1992 after 17 years of marriage, and divorced on 22 June 1993.
- Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission
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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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