Saturday August 01, 1981
US date format: 8/1/1981, UK date format: 1/8/1981
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 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 Ashley Parker Angel and Sally Pressman.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield.
In UK Ghost Town by The Specials was in the top 5 hits.
Gallipoli, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Okres na severu.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tigers in the Snow or Quest 1.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 01, 1981?
- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
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- MTV premieres at 12:01 AM
- Poland Premier Jagielski resigns
- MTV music video TV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, Video Killed The Radio Star by the Buggles.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 01, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
- Air Supply - The One That You Love
- Joey Scarbury - Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)
- Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need You
- Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira
- Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand
- Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
- The Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City
- Marty Balin - Hearts
- Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 01If August 01, 1981 is your birthday you're 39 years, 1 month, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 5 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 01, 1981?
On August 01, 1981 the day of the week was Saturday.
What zodiac sign is August 01, 1981?
On August 01, 1981 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 01, 1981?
On August 01, 1981 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 01, 1981?
On August 01, 1981 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 01, 1981?
On August 01, 1981 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 01, 1981?
On August 01, 1981 several famous people were born including, Ashley Parker Angel, Sally Pressman, Dean Cox.
Which famous people died on August 01, 1981?
Famous people died on August 01, 1981 include, Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi, Paddy Chayefsky.
What was the number one song in August 01, 1981?
The number one song in the week of August 01, 1981 was Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield in US and Ghost Town by The Specials in UK.
What were the top hits on August 01, 1981?
The top hits on August 01, 1981 were Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield, The One That You Love by Air Supply, Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not) by Joey Scarbury in US and Ghost Town by The Specials, Stars On 45 (Volume 2) by Starsound, Can Can by Bad Manners in UK.