Saturday 29 August 1981
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Lanny Barbie and Genevieve Jeanson.
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 Borderline or Video Hustler.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 August 1981 ?
- The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
- Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
- Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
- 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
- Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
- Lanny Barbie: Canadian pornographic actress.
- Genevieve Jeanson: French Canadian cyclist.
- Jay Ryan (Jay Bunyan): Australian actor.
- Émilie Dequenne: French-speaking Belgian actress, won the Best Actress award at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival for her debut film performance in the Palme d'Or-winning film.
- Gail Sorronda: Australian model turned fashion designer and costume designer with her own eponymous, Brisbane-based fashion label.
- Jay Ryan: TV Actor
- Geneviève Jeanson: Canadian cyclist
- Dennis Oh: American-South Korean model and actor
- Lowell Thomas: American news journalist, a radio commentator, world traveler and author.
- 28th Walker Cup: US wins 15-9
- Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))
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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