Monday 27 July 1981
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield.
In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits.
Heavy Metal, directed by Gerald Potterton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Noble House by James Clavell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 27 July 1981 ?
- Maldives - Independence Day, 2nd Day
- Vietnam - Memorial Day for War Martyrs
- Ancient Latvia - Septinu Guletaju Diena held
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 10 saints: St. Pantaleon
- St. Congall
- The Seven Sleepers, Saints Maximian
- Cuba - Revolution Day, 2nd Day
- St. Luican
- Susan King Borchardt: American basketball player.
- Casey Butler: YouTube Star.
- Susan Borchardt: American basketball player.
- Mari Hoshino: Japanese actress and singer.
- Collins Obuya: Kenyan cricketer.
- Billy [William] Wyler: US director (Ben Hur, Funny Girl).
- Ray Harrison: dancer (American Song), dies at age 64.
- Adam Walsh: American homicide victim, kidnapped and murdered by a pedophile.
- William Wyler: French-American director who made his debut at the age of 25 and, in his first two years, turned out 40 two-reel Westerns.
- 6 year old Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
- Air Supply - The One That You Love
- Joey Scarbury - Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)
- Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need You
- Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira
- Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
- Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
- The Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City
- Marty Balin - Hearts
- Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
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