Friday May 1, 1981US date format: 5/1/1981, UK date format: 1/5/1981
This day in 30 sec.
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 1, 1981). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Aliaksandr Hleb and Wes Welker.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Morning Train (Nine To Five) by Sheena Easton.
In UK Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits.
Malevil, directed by Christian de Chalonge, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while God Emperor Of Dune by Frank Herbert was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Okres na severu.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle of Atlantis or New Rally-X.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 1 May 1981
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Which were the important events of 1 May 1981 ?
- Saint James the Less.
- Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
- Saint Florine
- Saint Augustin Schoeffer
- Saint Theodulf.
- Saint Andeol.
- Czech Republic - "National Love Day" ? couples tend to flock to the memorial of the poet Karel Hynek M�cha in Prague and kiss.
- Festival of Matsu in Taiwan and various locales along the southern coast of China (2005).
- Malta - L-Ewwel ta Mejju, Malta, Jum il-haddiem (Worker's Day).
- United States - Law Day, U.S.A., Loyalty Day.
- Roman Empire - fourth and last day of the Floralia in honour of Flora.
- Roman Empire - all-female festival in honour of Bona Dea.
- Saint Joseph the Worker (also known as Saint Joseph's Day).
- Maharashtra Divas (Maharashtra Day) in the state of Maharastra, India. On May 1, 1960, Maharashtra came into existence when Bombay State was split into the new linguistic states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
- Beltane, L� Bealtaine, the first day of Summer in modern Ireland was celebrated by the Celts, and is now also celebrated by Neopagans and Wiccans.
- May crowning - Unofficial ritual ceremony usually happening in the Roman Catholic Church.
- Lei Day - Hawaiian holiday for the Lei.
- Saint Jeremiah.
- May Day, Labour Day, Workers' Day, Day of the International Solidarity of Workers.
- Italy - national holiday (Giorno dei Lavoratori).
- Aliaksandr Hleb
- Wes Welker: American football player.
- Kunal Nayyar: Actor.
- Justin Vernon: Musician.
- Derek Asamoah: Ghanaian footballer.
- Alexander Hleb: Belarusian footballer.
- Billie Jean King admits to a lesbian affair with Marilyn Barnett
- Radio Shack releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3
- Harrison Williams (Senator-Democrat-New Jersey) convicted on FBI Abscam charges.
- The new Chilean pension system, based on private pension funds, begins.
Planetary positions on this day
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Sheena Easton - Morning Train (Nine To Five)
- Grover Washington Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
- Smokey Robinson - Being With You
- Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Kiss On My List
- Blondie - Rapture
- Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
- Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance
- Gino Vannelli - Living Inside Myself
- Eric Clapton - I Can't Stand It
Top #10 R&B songs
- Smokey Robinson - Being With You
- A Taste Of Honey - Sukiyaki
- Just The Two Of Us - Grover Washington, Jr.
- Champaign - How 'bout Us
- Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio - A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)
- Atlantic Starr - When Love Calls
- Chaka Khan - What Cha' Gonna Do For Me
- Tom Browne - Thighs High (Grip Your Hips And Move)
- The Whispers - It's A Love Thing
- Quincy Jones - Ai No Corrida (I-No-Ko-ree-da)
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?
Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?