Monday 31 August 1981
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Christine Dolce and Ahmad Harthy.
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 Baza na Dunavu.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Colony 7 or Softporn Adventure.
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Which were the important events of 31 August 1981 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Christine Dolce: Reality Star.
- Ahmad Harthy: Omani race car driver.
- Mawnia Al-Kuwaitia: Kuwaiti singer and actress.
- Dwayne Peel: Welsh rugby union footballer.
- Steve Saviano: American ice hockey player.
- Joseph H Hirschhorn: US art collector / founder H Museum, dies at 82.
- Royals manager Jim Frey is fired and replaced by Dick Howser
- A bomb explodes at the U.S. Air Force base in Ramstein, West Germany, injuring 20 people.
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
- Stevie Nicks - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
- Foreigner - Urgent
- Ronnie Milsap - (There's) No Gettin' Over Me
- Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
- Journey - Who's Crying Now
- Commodores - Lady (You Bring Me Up)
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
- Joey Scarbury - Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)
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