Wednesday April 01, 1981
US date format: 4/1/1981, UK date format: 1/4/1981
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 1, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Hannah Spearritt and Bjoern Einar Romoeren.
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.
Death Hunt, directed by Peter R. Hunt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Creation by Gore Vidal was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Belle and Sebastian.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Quest for the Rings or Mystery Fun House.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 01, 1981?
- Saint Waleric
- Saint Hugh of Grenoble
- Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
- India - Start of financial year.
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- 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 01, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Smokey Robinson - Being With You
- The Whispers - It's A Love Thing
- Sister Sledge - All American Girls
- Tom Browne - Thighs High (Grip Your Hips And Move)
- A Taste Of Honey - Sukiyaki
- Grover Washington, Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
- Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music
- Slave - Watching You
- Champaign - How 'bout Us
- T-Connection - Everything Is Cool
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next April 01If April 01, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 5 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 12 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?