Tuesday 29 December 1981
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mirko Marcialis and Natalia Jiménez.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits.
Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Airline.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Apple Panic or Tennis.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 December 1981 ?
- The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
- Mirko Marcialis: Italian jockey who was thrown from his horse and killed on 7/17/2000.
- Natalia Jiménez: Pop Singer.
- Shizuka Arakawa: Japanese figure skater and sportscaster.
- Shaun Suisham: American football player.
- Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko: Estonian footballer.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Physical
- Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
- Rod Stewart - Young Turks
- Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
- Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
- Stevie Nicks - Leather And Lace
- Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
- Lindsey Buckingham - Trouble
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