Tuesday August 04, 1981
US date format: 8/4/1981, UK date format: 4/8/1981
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 4, 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 Meghan Markle and Marques Houston.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield.
In UK Green Door by Shakin' Stevens was in the top 5 hits.
An American Werewolf in London, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while Prisoner Without A Name, Cell Without A Number by Jacobo Timerman was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ród Gasieniców.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Vanguard or Video Life.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 04, 1981?
- Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
- El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
- Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
- Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
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- Columbia mated with SRBs and external tank for STS-2 mission
- Oliver North is assigned to White House duty
- Melvyn Douglas: American actor (Born 1901).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 04, 1981?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
- Diana Ross - Endless 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
- The Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City
- Marty Balin - Hearts
- Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts
- Air Supply - The One That You Love
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus
- Stacy Lattisaw - Love On A Two Way Street
- Evelyn King - I'm In Love
- Teena Marie - Square Biz
- Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love
- Cheryl Lynn - Shake It Up Tonight
- Billy Ocean - Night
- Commodores - Lady (You Bring Me Up)
- Larry Graham - Just Be My Lady
- Cameo - Freaky Dancin'
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