Wednesday 1 April 1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Hannah Spearritt and Asli Bayram.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Rapture by Blondie.
In UK Jealous Guy by Roxy Music was in the top 5 hits.
Nighthawks, directed by Bruce Malmuth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Delta Decision by Wilbur Smith was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Si unyil.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Count or Crush, Crumble and Chomp!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Waleric
- Saint Hugh of Grenoble
- Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
- India - Start of financial year.
- Canada - Beginning of government's fiscal year.
- Japan - The official start of school years in most universities and schools. Also, the official First Day of Work at companies and offices for new university graduates hires, marked by welcoming ceremonies and speeches.
- April 1 is known as April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day in many countries.
- Roman Empire - Veneralia celebrated to honor Venus.
- In San Marino, two Captains Regent, elected by Parliament, take office for six months.
- Last day of the Assyrian New Year Celebration
- Saint Jacoba
- International Day of the Birds.
- In England and Wales, local government reorganisations traditionally happen on April 1.
- Brielle celebrates victory of 1572 over Spaniards.
- Pigasus Award announcement.
- Hannah Spearritt: Pop Singer.
- Asli Bayram: Turkish-born German model and actress.
- Bjoern Einar Romoeren: Norwegian skijumper.
- Michelle Knight
- Aslı Bayram: German model and actress Miss Germany 2005.
- Aimee Chan: Canadian-Hong Kong model and actress Miss Hong Kong 2006.
- Antonis Fotsis: Greek basketball player.
- Bjørn Romøren: Norwegian ski jumper.
- CNN airs a videotape that shows that Tamara Rand predicted that Reagan is in danger from someone named Jack Humley (a hoax)
- Daylight saving time is introduced in the Soviet Union.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Blondie - Rapture
- John Lennon - Woman
- Styx - The Best Of Times
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Kiss On My List
- Don McLean - Crying
- Neil Diamond - Hello Again
- Grover Washington Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
- REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You
- Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance
- Barbra Streisand - What Kind Of Fool
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